2019 Monetary and Financial Policy Conference - NIESR special session with e-book launch

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 14:45 to 15:45
Bloomberg LP
3 Queen Victoria Street
EC4N 4TQ London
United Kingdom



The 2019 Monetary and Financial Policy Conference,  organised by the MMF jointly with NIESR,  brings together the central bank watching community in the UK in one place to discuss all aspects of the policy debate. This year’s conference is devoted to the appropriate framework for monetary policy, and James Bullard (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Stefan Ingves (Riksbank), Jan Vlieghe (Bank of England) and Frederick Mishkin (Columbia) are all giving keynote presentations. 

NIESR is hosting a session dedicated to the monetary policy framework here in the UK, in which the Director, Jagjit Chadha, will launch an e-book that proposes a series of reforms that the Chancellor and the next Governor of the Bank should consider. Dame Kate Barker, former MPC member, will chair the Q & A with the other authors. Details of the e-book can be found here.


Please register for the conference at this link.


Please find the full programme for the Conference here below:


2019 Monetary and Financial Policy Conference - Inflation Targeting Revisited

8.30: Registration and breakfast 

9.15am Welcome  Paul Mizen (Chairman, MMF) and Stephanie Flanders (Head of Economics, Bloomberg) 

9.25 -10.45:  The Federal Reserve's monetary policy options Speaker: Jim Bullard (President, FRB St Louis and FOMC member) Chair:  Elga Bartsch (Head of Macro Research, BlackRock) 

10.45 – 11.15:  Tea / coffee 

11.15 – 12.30:  Setting monetary policy in an open economy with financial stability Speaker: Stefan Ingves (Governor, Sveriges Riksbank) Chair: Charlotta Groth (Global Macroeconomist, Zurich Insurance) 

12.30 – 1.30:   Networking Lunch 

1.30 – 2.45: The low interest rate environment and the implications for monetary policy Speaker: Jan Vlieghe (MPC member, Bank of England)  Chair: Tony Yates (Consultant and former Professor of Economics) 

2.45 -3.45:  E-Book Launch: Open Letters to the Incoming Governor of the Bank of England Introduction: Jagjit Chadha (Director, NIESR)  Chair: Dame Kate Barker (former MPC member, Bank of England)  

3.45 – 4.15: Tea / coffee 

4.15 – 5.30: Whither Inflation Targeting?    Speaker: Frederick Mishkin (Columbia University and former Governor, Federal Reserve) Chair: Stephanie Flanders (Head of Economics, Bloomberg) 

17.30 – 17.40:  Summary and Reflections. Stephanie Flanders (Bloomberg) 

17.40:  Drinks reception.