Ryland's research has mainly focused on the role of money and credit in the economy and has largely involved using empirical time series methods. Ryland has also researched the impact of QE, fiscal policy and oil price changes on the UK economy. Additionally he has a research interest in the UK’s economic history and the use of archival data in examining the past behaviour of the Bank of England.
Ryland is a Senior Economist at the Bank of England where he has worked for over 20 years. In that time he has worked in a number of roles analysing both monetary and macroeconomic developments in the UK. He also spent six years in the Bank’s forecast and modelling teams. Ryland's research has mainly focused on the role of money and credit in the economy and has largely involved using empirical time series methods. Currently he looks after the Bank of England’s historical macroeconomic database and data on the Bank of England's historical balance sheet. He is currently seconded to the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and is working on a project which aims to reconstitute a comprehensive set of UK historical data on national accounts and other macroeconomic and financial variables over the past 100 years.