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10 January 2022

Spring School in Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis

The global economy is undergoing profound change, from the impact of climate change to the growth of digital currencies. At the same time, we are seeing rapid advances in tools for understanding the economy, particularly new data analytics.

Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis spring school

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance is offering a Spring School in Monetary and Financial Policy Analysis to provide central bankers and financial regulators with an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to tackle new economic challenges and use new tools.

Programme impact

The Spring School in Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis provides:

  • An insight into key models used by leading central banks to inform monetary policy and financial stability policy decisions, and an understanding of how to apply these models to analyse relevant policy issues
  • An understanding of the policy frameworks that underpin monetary policy and financial stability policy actions, and the ability to critically assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • An introductory understanding of key innovations in the areas of climate finance and fintech, areas of rapidly growing interest for central banks
  • A chance to develop new practical skills, including exposure to the latest advances in data analytics and applied econometrics
  • Insights from expert guest speakers from central banks and the City of London to give a "real world" perspective on the challenges facing the global economy
  • Networking opportunities with a cohort of attendees from around the world

Following the Spring School, participants will be provided with an exclusive invitation to the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance Annual Conference on 5 and 6 July 2022. Participants will also attend in-person session and dinner in London.

Course content and themes

Week 1: Monetary Policy Analysis

Week 2: Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy Analysis

Week 3: Data Analytics

Week 4: TBC

Week 5: Climate Finance

Week 6: Digital Currencies & FinTech

The course will explore key questions such as:

  • What impact has unconventional monetary policy had? Should central banks now unwind their quantitative easing programmes?
  • What is "Growth at risk"? How can macroprudential regulators use this concept to inform policy actions?
  • Should central banks offer deposit/lending facilities to all firms and private citizens? What impact will a Central Bank Digital Currency have on monetary policy and financial stability?
  • How will the transition to a low carbon economy impact the macroeconomy? What risks are there for the financial system?

Format and structure

The Spring School will take place online across six consecutive Tuesday mornings from 9.00-12.00 GMT.


  • Tuesday 1 March 2022
  • Tuesday 8 March 2022
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022
  • Tuesday 22 March 2022
  • Tuesday 29 March 2022
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022

Next steps

Applications for the Spring School are now open. Apply before 24 January to receive a 15% early bird saving. Corporate savings are also available. Applications will close on 14 February.

To learn more about the course, please book a consultation with programme expert Lucky Singh.

For an informal review of your fit for the programme, send your CV/LinkedIn profile to

Find out more about the Spring School in Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis


In this story

David Aikman

Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance

George Kapetanios

Professor of Finance and Econometrics

Michael Schillig

Professor of Law, Vice Dean Research

Martin  Weale

Professor of Economics