Tuesday, October 23

Video: Mervyn King on Twenty Years of Inflation Targeting

A very accessible, excellent talk from the Governor of the Bank of England on the past two decades of financial and central bank history, and the need to rethink the policy of inflation targeting. 

Podcast with better audio quality here.

Speaker(s): Professor Sir Mervyn King
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun
Recorded on 9 October 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Since 2008, we have experienced the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930's. What challenges does this pose to the intellectual foundations of monetary policy? Do we need a new approach?

Mervyn King is the Governor of the Bank of England. Before joining the Bank he was Professor of Economics at the LSE, and a founder of the Financial Markets Group.

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