Goodhart: BoE’s revised MPC meeting schedule raises risk of news shocks
Monetary easing is in a dangerous cycle and needs to be broken
Politically independent central banks should work within a political vacuum
Central Bank of Nigeria governor has earned a favourable legacy
The Bank of England needs a structure that ensures the preeminence of professional central bankers rather than theoretical economists
Putative Icelandic government demands on the Landsbanki insolvency estate likely behind UK and Dutch lawsuits
Janet Yellen's confirmation is an historic shift toward a more activist Fed, a reinstatement of Keynesian economics and expanded government in general, writes Thomas Cargill
Comparing what the new Fed chief should do with what is likely
Mark Carney has achieved much more than meets the eye in his first five months as governor of the Bank of England
Developing and emerging countries are reshaping central banking
The politicisation of the debate over who should be the next chair of the Federal Reserve may be a sign of the times, but it is a sad day for central banking, argues Thomas Cargill
Robert Pringle’s Viewpoint: Rebalancing the fraught relationship between governments and central banks
The growing politicisation of central banking involves central bankers needing to make difficult judgement calls on the areas that lie outside of their competence
Former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher feared an independent ECB ‘accountable to no one, least of all national parliaments'. Her concerns seem even more relevant today
The growing policy crisis caused by central banks taking on roles beyond price stability and lender of last resort is not down to 'independence' – as the BoJ case points out
Crisis responses are placing a heavy burden on many central banks. But there is no evidence showing that legally independent central banks have a better track record in monetary policy
Mark Carney's nomination as governor of the Bank of England will be viewed as punishment for the central bank’s staff failing to avert the financial crisis. But Carney also has many strong qualities
The puzzle of monetary policy
British bank scandals have dramatically reduced the likelihood of a commercial banker taking over from Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England. But there are still plenty of other candidates
François Hollande, the new president of France, takes up residence in the Elysée Palace at a time when significant economic adjustment is taking place in the eurozone, albeit at high cost. His victory looks set to add to pressure on central bankers...
Attempts to rescind regional Fed presidents’ voting rights as members of the Federal Open Market Committee manifest an unfortunate trend in US monetary policy, Thomas F. Cargill believes.
A lack of consideration for price pressures signals that Fed officials continue to misconstrue the nature of central bank independence, Thomas Cargill writes
The governor of the Bank of England is well within his rights to press politicians on the need for fiscal retrenchment, Robert Pringle argues.
Navigating the transition to Britain’s new regulatory regime is fraught with cultural challenges, writes Michael Foot