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Watch the 2023 conference via our Youtube channel now.

This annual conference brings together policymakers, market economists and leading academics to discuss current issues in monetary and financial stability policy with a deliberate focus on the UK. 

The purpose of the conference, which was inspired by the well-known European Central Bank Watchers’ Conference and the US Monetary Policy Forum, was to bring together leading academics, policymakers, and financial market practitioners to discuss and debate salient policy issues facing the Bank of England at this juncture.

Insights from the inaugural Bank of England “Watchers’ Conference”

Watch the video of last year's conference

The event is co-organised by the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance and the Macro Money and Finance society. 


Programme subject to change.

8.15 - 8.50

Registration & coffee    

8.50 - 9.00


9.00 - 10.00

Keynote speech: Andrew Hauser (Bank of England)       

Chair:  Claire Jones (Financial Times)

10.00 - 10.30


10.30 - 12.00

Panel 1: Monetary policy

Panellists: Silvana Tenreyro (LSE), Rob Wood (Bank of America), Kristin Forbes (MIT)

Chair: Phil Aldrick (Bloomberg)

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.30

Panel 2: Bank of England accountability

Panellists: George Bridges (House of Lords), Kate Barker, Martin Wolf (Financial Times)

Chair: Ben Chu (BBC)

14.30 - 15.30

Keynote speech: Tobias Adrian (International Monetary Fund)

Chair: Rachana Shanbhogue (The Economist)

15.30 - 16.00


16.00 - 17.30

Panel 3: Labour market dynamics

Panellists: Jonathan Haskel (Bank of England), Alan Manning (LSE), Katharine Neiss (PGIM Fixed Income)

Chair: Lea Paterson (Independent Non Executive Director and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development)       

Event details

Institution of Engineering and Technology
2 Savoy Place London, WC2R 0BL