Bank of England

Steering committee representative: 
Research: 

The Bank of England aims at generating an environment that stimulates challenge and debate, where researchers can engage with external experts to push the boundaries of current policy thinking. A key way of achieving this is through a programme of both high-quality conferences and smaller workshops collaborating with leading institutions from across the globe to debate some of the most important questions facing central banks.

To access the details relating to forthcoming conferences and events at the Bank of England, please click here.

Activities: 

Rethinking the Link Between Exchange Rates and Inflation: Misperceptions and New Approaches

Special Event
28/09/2015
Bank of England

Professor Kristin Forbes (Monetary Policy Commitee, Bank of England) will talk about "Rethinking Current Account Vulnerabilities" and this will be discussed by Gianluca Benigno (LSE and CEPR), Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge and CEPR) and Frank Smets (ECB and CEPR). Bank of England will host the event.

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Judgement and Combination in Forecasting and Policy Models

Conference
19/04/2014 to 20/04/2014
Bank of England

Judgement and expert knowledge is widely thought to be important in the successful practice of forecasting. For policymakers, forecasts also embody judgements about the state of the economy, the transmission of shocks and optimal policy responses which necessitate the use of structural models. DSGE models estimated by Bayesian methods have become popular, partly because the models have become popular, partly because the models have well defined structural interpretations and because the Bayesian framework allows judgements about model properties to be embodied in priors. There is, however, uncertainty about both model parameters and the correct model. 
This conference aimed to bring together policymakers and academics interested in these issues.