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Bank of England Watchers’ Conference 2023

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London

3 Nov The crossroads outside the Bank of England, the Bank of England is to the left of the picture

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 event is being jointly organised by the Money Macro Finance Society and King's Business School at King’s College London.

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


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)       

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