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Monetary policy


Policy decisions taken by the Bank of England – including setting interest rates and inflation targeting – have a huge impact on both the macroeconomy and the microeconomy. Our work focus on how monetary policy affects both broader economic growth and the incomes of individual households.

Contacts

James Smith

James Smith

Research Director
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org
Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Research and Policy Analyst
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Crunch time

Bank of England raises rates again and signals cost of living crisis is set to deliver a £1,200 hit to incomes

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Today the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee raised rates at a fourth successive meeting – a first in the 25 years since it was granted independence – to 1…
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Events

Taking the right path

Where does monetary policy go in a low rate, high inflation, unstable economic environment?

The Resolution Foundation and the Money, Macro and Finance Society are co-hosting a new series of events to dive into the big economic challenges we face as we recover from…
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Events

From Covid to conflict

New economic policy challenges for an uncertain world

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic may be behind us. But new challenges have emerged. From rising inflation…
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Events

Coronanomics: Challenges facing monetary policy makers

The financial crisis led central banks around the world to push interest rates to historic lows and print money in order to purchase assets on a vast scale. Does this…
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Publications

Easing does it

Economic policy beyond the lockdown

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Having weathered the first wave of the coronavirus economic storm, the task now facing the country is how to reopen, revive, and rebuild our economy while the virus remains with…
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Optimism in a time of coronavirus

While undoubtedly gloomy, today’s Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Reports from the Bank of England envisage little lasting damage to the economy or financial system

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Today the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee provided its first major assessment of the impact of coronavirus on the economy. The MPC envisage growth this year to be the…
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Publications

Helicopters on standby?

With rates at all-time lows, the Bank of England needs a different playbook for this crisis

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With a big recession on the way, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee would normally be unveiling measures to support the economy today, and this piece would be discussing…
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Publications

The beginning of the end… …but not the end of the beginning

Governor Carney’s valedictory speech discusses the future of the UK’s monetary policy remit – but this is just the start of an important debate

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The beginning of the end… After several false starts, the appointment of his successor (Andrew Bailey) means Mark Carney finally has a leaving date (15 March). He can now concentrate…
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