*Mark Carney is the current Governor of the BANK OF ENGLAND.*
This will be his last speech given before he steps down from his role as Governor. He also serves as Chair of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee. Having studied at both Harvard and Oxford, Carney then started working in Goldman Sachs, where he spent 13 years. In 2003 he then joined the Bank of Canada as Deputy Governor for a year, after which he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Department of Finance Canada. Finally, in 2008 he was appointed as Governor of the Bank of Canada, a position which he held until 2013.
Mark Carney’s mandate witnessed many epochal changes for Britain, including the EU membership referendum and the rise of climate consciousness among the wider population. In those respects, he outlined the possible dangers of Brexit to the UK economy, while he oversaw the process by which the Bank of England started taking into account the economic effects of climate change. He is an incredibly influential figure in policy-making and The Economist’s Society is honoured to have him as a guest on Thursday the 5th of March.
Vicky Pryce is a leading Economic Consultant and award-winning author. Her most recent book Women Vs. Capitalism is an urgent call to reform Capitalism and shines a light on its inherent discrimination of women. Vicky also holds posts as a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting; and Joint head of the UK Government Economic Service, where she encouraged measures that promoted productivity. In addition to this, Vicky has been on the council of the Royal Economic Society and of the IFS.
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.
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.