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Macroeconomic policy


Macroeconomic policy – like the interest rates set by the Bank of England, or the level of spending and taxes set by the Government – affect the overall level of economic activity, and so have an impact on living standards across the board. Such policies play a crucial role in reducing the damage caused by recessions. And this is particularly important for those on low to middle incomes who are often particularly badly affected by a severe economic downturn. Our work seeks to contribute to a better-informed and more inclusive macroeconomic policy debate.

Contacts

James Smith

James Smith

Research Director
T: 0203 372 2953
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org

Jack Leslie

Senior Economist
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Macroeconomic Policy Outlook: Q4 2022

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[1] The UK is experiencing high levels of inflation not encountered for 41 years, reaching 11.1 per cent in October. But what matters most for both people and policy makers…
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The art of expectations management

A bleak outlook from the Bank of England as it scales back rate hike expectations

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The Bank of England has raised rates by 75 basis points today – the eighth successive increase and the largest since 1989 – to 3 per cent, the highest since…
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Macroeconomic Policy Outlook: Q3 2022

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In this edition of the MPO we consider the nature of the inflation challenge facing the Bank of England and the impact of the ‘Mini Budget’ on it. Here it…
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Events

Demographic destiny?

How age, race, gender and class shape our economy

People’s characteristics can shape many aspects of their lives, including their economic lives – from where they shop and live, the assets they hold – and the jobs they do. These impacts filter…
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Slower for longer

The Bank of England tightens monetary policy again and warns that the outlook is bleak

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The Bank of England today unveiled the biggest rise in interest rates since 1995 along with plans to bring down the stock of Quantitative Easing (QE) by £80 billion over…
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In the dread of winter

Prospects for inflation in the coming months ahead of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Report

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In the face of the highest inflation rate for 40 years, many are predicting that the Bank of England will announce the largest interest rate rise in 27 years this…
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As good as it gets?

The forces driving economic stagnation and what they mean for the decade ahead

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With inflation at levels not seen since the early 1980s, it is clear that the UK is in the midst of a huge hit to real incomes. But the seeds…
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Events

Monetary policy in troubled times and beyond

Valedictory speech by MPC Member Michael Saunders

Having taken more of a backseat in the economic policy response to the pandemic, monetary policy is back centre stage as central banks around the world grapple with the highest…
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