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Book Launch – Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State

Event date
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
Event time
16:30 to 18:00
Event place
Event Type
Offline Event
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Registration and drinks from 17.30, discussion from 18.00                                  


Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. They pull the regulatory and financial levers of our economic well-being, yet unlike democratically elected leaders, their power does not come directly from the people.

In this book Sir Paul Tucker, currently a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and chair of the Systemic Risk Council, but for over 30 years  a central banker and regulator at the Bank of England, lays out the principle needed to ensure that central bankers and other unelected technocrats remains stewards of the common good.

Join us for a drink reception at which Sir Paul Tucker will discuss the book in conversation with Charles Clarke, the former Labour MP and Home Secretary (2004 – 2006).

Copies of the book, published by Princeton University Press, will be available to purchase.


To Register:

Please RSVP by emailing: press [at] niesr.ac.uk   

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