The New Monetary Policy Revolution: Advice and Dissent

Central banks have undertaken a revolution in monetary policy. They reluctantly abandoned conventional wisdom designed to keep them out of political trouble. This paper looks at this revolution through the lens of the divergent perspectives of the IMF and the BIS. The Jeremiahs predicted this revolution would fail to reduce unemployment and lead only to financial ruin. The Jeremiahs were proved wrong on both counts. Radical whatever-it-takes monetary expansion rescued a depressed world economy. Regulatory reform kept financial risks in check.

Treasury Select Committee Inquiry Into The Effectiveness And Impact Of Post-2008 UK Monetary Policy

This is the third in our our new Policy Paper series, written by members of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research to specifically address a public policy issue. These may be evidence submitted to a public or parliamentary enquiry or policy research commissioned by a third party organisation. In all circumstances the NIESR authors have full editorial control of these papers. We will make all policy papers available to the public  whether they have been supported by specific funding as a matter of course. Some papers may be subsequently developed into research papers.

Coordinating Monetary, Fiscal and Financial Policy - A Submission to the Treasury Committee of the UK Parliament

UK monetary policy, following the 2008 recession, was effective at preventing the crisis from having a bigger effect than it otherwise might have done. As a result of experimenting with quantitative easing (an expansion in the Bank’s balance sheet) and qualitative easing (a change in the risk composition of its balance sheet) we learned some important lessons.