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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.

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James Smith

James Smith

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

Jack Leslie

Research and Policy Analyst
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org
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The Treasury and Bank of England should prepare for a three-pronged economic shock from ‘no deal’

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It’s a well-worn trope that no one knows what the economic impact of a no deal Brexit would be. And for good reason. The scale of disruption at the border,…
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Publications

Dealing with ‘no deal’

The economic policy response to a ‘no deal’ Brexit

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This report provides a framework for understanding what role macroeconomic policy can play in alleviating the economic impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
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Publications

Recession ready?

Assessing the UK’s macroeconomic framework

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This report is the launch paper for the Resolution Foundation’s Macroeconomic Policy Unit. It provides the most comprehensive assessment of the UK’s macroeconomic policy framework since the financial crisis, focusing…
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Publications

Quantitative (displ)easing?

Does QE work and how should it be used next time?

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After the financial crisis, central banks purchased massive amounts of long-term bonds to stimulate economies. These purchases have come to be known as quantitative easing (QE) and have been hugely…
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A problem shared?

What can we learn from past recessions about the impact of the next across the income distribution?

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While the received wisdom from the 1980s and 1990s recessions was that those at the bottom of the income distribution suffer most during severe downturns. But this was less obvious…
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Events

Meet the new dosh, same as the old dosh

Should ‘People’s Quantitative Easing’ be used to fight the next crisis?

Book launch for economist Frances Coppola's new book 'The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing'. A panel of experts joined Frances to debate the role of QE in the next recession
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An unhealthy interest? Debt distress and the consequences of raising rates

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Consumer borrowing has been surging over recent months, raising fears that we are storing up more debt-fuelled problems for tomorrow. This note digs into the numbers and focuses on who…
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The Bank has increased borrowing costs, but is personal debt bubbling over?

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Following a period of double digit growth in consumer credit over the last year or so, there have been some concerns about the reappearance of a debt bubble in the…
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