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

Funded by

UKRI Economic and Social Research Council
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