Monetary policy
Economy and public finances

Thursday 14 February 2019

The Economic Outlook: Speech by MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe

Predicting the future is an impossible task during the most stable economic climates, let alone amid the uncertainty currently facing the UK economy. But a clear understanding of the UK’s economic outlook, and how this fits with wider global trends, is essential for sound policy making.

At an event at its Westminster headquarters, the Resolution Foundation hosted a speech by MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe on the UK’s economic outlook. In his speech Jan discussed the implications of the evolution of the global economy as well as Brexit-related developments for the UK economy and UK monetary policy. Head of Bloomberg Economics Stephanie Flanders responded to Jan’s speech before they both took part in an audience Q&A.


Dr. Gertjan Vlieghe, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee

Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics

Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation (Chair)


For a copy of the speech, please visit the Bank of England website.