Britain & Finance

Publication date: 15 Nov 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M | External authors: Warren, J | Report to: Association of British Insurers
This research project considers whether buying houses may reduce long-term savings in the UK economy. This may explain the UK’s relatively low investment rate and weaker productivity performance over the long term. The study has two parts. First, we present new evidence on the saving behaviour of...
Publication date: 2 Aug 2017 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | Authors: Farmer, R | JEL classification: E43, E44 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 241 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
I discuss six tools available to monetary policy makers. Three of these have been used since the inception of central banking.Three are new and were introduced in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. I argue that, when the UK Monetary Policy Committee raises the interest rate, it should...
Publication date: 2 Aug 2017 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | External authors: Allen, W A | JEL classification: E52, E58, E63 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 241 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This paper argues that the Bank of England’s independence in monetary policy has been compromised as a result of quantitative easing (QE) and makes practical suggestions for restoring it as far as possible, by transferring the gilts that the Bank has bought to the Debt Management Office of the...
Publication date: 16 Nov 2016 | Publication type: Other | Theme: Britain & Finance
Life expectancy has almost doubled since pensions were first introduced for government employees 100 years ago. To continue to afford pensions in the future we have limited options, each presenting difficult trade-offs. Meanwhile both private and public sector provision is changing.
Publication date: 3 Aug 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: Disney, R | JEL classification: H55, J32, G22 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 237 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This paper considers the evolution of the UK’s pension programme in the light of various stated rationales for public intervention. It argues that the publicly-provided (tax-financed) pension programme has gone through four distinct stages since 1946. It examines some of the issues that have arisen...
Publication date: 2 Jun 2016 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance, Macroeconomics | Authors: Armstrong, A, Van de Ven, J
Commissioned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), the purpose of this paper is to explore the impacts of changes in migration flows – in particular, those resulting from possible migration policy changes after a UK exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU) – on the finances of the...
Publication date: 24 May 2016 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Lisenkova, K | External authors: Sanchez-Martinez, M | JEL classification: C68, E17, H53, J11, J21 | NIESR discussion paper number: 460
This paper looks at the possible scenarios of migration policy should the UK leave the EU. The paper uses an OLG model which brings together labour market, fiscal and other macroeconomic effects in one framework. It also adds a dynamic perspective, differentiates between natives and different...
| Theme: Britain & Finance, Employment & Social policy
The Great Recession of the world economy from 2008-14 has accelerated the need for pension reform. The Public Sector Net Cash Requirement brought benefit entitlements and contribution rates under scrutiny, as unsustainable levels of public debt are cut back. As a result, radical changes have been...
Publication date: 22 Mar 2016 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: Di Nicolo, G, Beck, T, Goodhart, C, Barth, J, Schoenmaker, D, Allen, F, Admati, A
Video interviews with speakers from our 2016 Annual Finance Conference held at the Bank of England on Friday 18th March, on the topic of "Financial regulation: are we reaching an efficient outcome?"
Publication date: 3 Nov 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Rincon-Aznar, A, Riley, R | External authors: Rosso, A | Report to: UKTI
Report to UK Trade and Investment UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides a range of services to help UK firms export or expanding their exports. The main objective of this study is to investigate the impact that UKTI help has had on the performance of businesses that take up these services.

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