Sir Charlie Bean served as the Chief Economist of the Bank of England for over eight years before taking on the role of the the Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy in July 2008. Under this role, he was not only a member of both the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee but also specifically responsible for carrying out market operations and monetary analysis. Apart from being a Central Banker, he has had a rich experience in academia and was the Head of Department at the London School of Economics as well as a visiting professor at Stanford University. Charlie Bean has also been the Managing Editor of the renowned Review of Economic Studies and published numerous articles on issues ranging from unemployment to the European monetary union. We invite you to join us in his talk ‘What can be done when the next downturn comes?’ to explore the nuances of macroeconomic policymaking and better understand the mechanisms through which Central Banks identify, prepare for and tackle economic downturns.
Dr. Papaconstaninou is best known for his role as finance minister of Greece in the depth of the Sovereign Debt Crisis. He was a whistle-blower for the years of corruption and spending profligacy of previous governments. He also negotiated a €110bn bailout and implemented structural reforms that changed the course of a nation that was destined to fail. Join us to learn about his findings from the highly anticipated, Whatever it Takes - The Battle for Post-Crisis Europe, offering a unique perspective on the forces shaping the EU today and opportunities to rethink its economic, social and institutional architecture.
Philip Lane is the Chief Economist of European Central Bank. He has been a visiting scholar at the IMF and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has served as the Governor of Bank of Ireland. This event is co-hosted with The UCL Centre for Finance (CfF).
Paul Milgrom is best known for his contributions to microeconomic theory, pioneering innovations in practical design of multi-item auctions. Paul is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has won numerous awards including the 2008 Nemmers Prize in Economics for dramatically expanding the understanding of the role which information and incentives play within firms and markets.
The lecture will address newly designed markets for challenging resource allocations in radio spectrum and in fisheries which utilized new tools and ideas. Lessons for the design of other markets will be drawn.
Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In the past, he has been Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund and president of the Economic History Association.
His research focuses on economic history and revolves around wide ranging topics, such as the relationship between the gold standard and the Great Depression, European economics or the impact of China on the international economic and financial system. His last books are “The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era” or “How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future”.
Professor Scott Cunningham's Research Agenda has spanned over the field of crime and risky behaviours, with articularly interested in the effects of technology and policy on sex work. His research includes a paper on 'Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health'. He is currently writing a book for Yale University Press on causal inference and research designs with the quantitative social sciences.
RACHEL GRIFFITH used her expertise to link government policy and Economic Performance to answer this question. Professor Griffith is the Research Director of the IFS and co-director of the centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. A fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society and of CEPR, she is also the twice elected President of the Royal Economic Society.
Lars Peter Hansen is an internationally known leader in economic dynamics and recipient of the 2013 Nobel prize, which he shared with Professors Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller. Hansen was one of the forces behind the 2008 creation of the Milton Friedman Institute, the predecessor of this institute and served as its founding director.
Ranking as one of the most influential economists in the world, Robert Shiller is regarded as the distinguished authority on financial markets and stock price analysis. Having gained his PhD from MIT and teaching at Yale since 1982 much of his expertise revolves around behavioural finance – most famously predicting the last two stock market crashes each detailed in his ‘Irrational Exuberance’ books.
"Is The Financial System Safer Today Than 10 Years Ago? Regulatory challenges for financial stability." Nobel laureate Jean Tirole is coming to UCL to hold a lecture on the stability of the financial system. Not only will this lecture be presented by a Nobel laureate, but it will also represent the inauguration of the UCL Centre for Finance (CfF).