School of Business and Economics


10 Mar 2015

The Future of Monetary Policy, with Sir Charles Bean

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The Future of Monetary Policy: A Public Lecture by Sir Charles Bean

Date: Tuesday, 10th March 2015
Time: 6.15pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Design School Lecture Theatre, Loughborough University LE11 3TU

Lecture Summary:

In this special public lecture, Sir Charles Bean, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England between July 2008 and June 2014, will reflect on some of the monetary policy innovations that took place as a result of the global financial crisis and will examine the broader changes in the monetary policy framework that the crisis prompted. 


Charlie Bean became Deputy Governor in July of 2008 and left June 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Chief Economist from October 2000. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he has specific responsibility within the Bank for Monetary Policy, including monetary analysis and market operations.

After a spell in HM Treasury (1975-79 & 1981-82), Charlie Bean joined the London School of Economics as a lecturer in 1982, becoming Professor of Economics in 1990 and Head of Department in 1999. He was visiting Professor at Stanford University in 1990. He has published widely, in both professional journals and more popular media, on European unemployment, on European Monetary Union, and on macroeconomics generally. He has served on the boards of several academic journals, and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (1986-90). He has also served in a variety of public policy roles, including: as consultant to HM Treasury; as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons, and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament; and as special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.