The Distributional Impact of Public Policy
Free Public Lecture
Public Lecture Theatre
T: 9035 6539
The David Finch Public Lecture 2018
Issues of inequality have been central to public policy debate over the past decade. Some central banks stand accused of having worsened those inequality problems through their monetary policy actions. To what extent does the empirical evidence support that hypothesis? And what role, more broadly, should distributional considerations play in the setting of central bank policy?
Mr Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist
Mr Andrew Haldane
Bank of England
Andrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. He is also Executive Director, Monetary Analysis, Research and Statistics. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. He also has responsibility for research and statistics across the Bank. Andrew has an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, is Honorary Professor at University of Nottingham, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a member of Economic Council of Royal Economic Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Member of Research and Policy Committee at NESTA. Andrew is the founder and Trustee of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, a charity which brokers economists into charitable projects and a Trustee of National Numeracy. Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues and has published over 150 articles and four books. In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.