Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy
Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy

In conversation with Mervyn King

Jagjit Chadha, Director of NIESR and a lead editor of the Economics Observatory, interviews former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King on radical uncertainty, coronavirus, and economic policy

Topics covered:

1:09 – Radical uncertainty and the response to coronavirus
6:51 – The economics of the coronavirus crisis
8:23 – The 2008 financial crisis
12:45 – The role of economic advice in policy-making
16:06 – Central bank independence and inflation targeting
22:02 – The role of central banks in an economic crisis
26:08 – Reflections on his time at the Bank of England and becoming the Governor

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