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Charles Bean: Risks and Challenges for the UK Economy
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16 October

Charles Bean: Risks and Challenges for the UK Economy


Professor Sir Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and one of Britain’s most eminent economists, will examine the outlook and challenges facing the British economy, against a background of sustained slow growth in living standards since the financial crisis and the uncertainties associated with the process of leaving the EU.

Sir Charles is one of the nation’s pre-eminent economists. As well as teaching at the LSE, he is also a member of the Budget Responsibility Committee of the Office for Budget Responsibility, overseeing the production of the UK’s official economic forecasts. At the behest of the Government, he recently conducted an independent review into the production of UK economic statistics, with a particular focus on the impact of the digital economy. He is also Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a past President of the Royal Economic Society.

From 2000 to 2014, Sir Charles worked at the Bank of England, initially as its Chief Economist and subsequently as Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, and served on both the Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Committees. Before joining the Bank, he taught at LSE for 18 years. He regularly speaks on macroeconomic and monetary topics in academic and industry forums and in recent months has been quoted widely in the press on the economic implications of Brexit. He has published extensively on macroeconomics, monetary policy and related topics and was knighted in 2014 for services to monetary policy and central banking.