Kristin Forbes urges academics to focus on macro-prudential policy

Bank of England

Former Bank of England policy-maker Kristin Forbes argues academics ought to pay more attention to macro-prudential policy in a forthcoming paper in the American Economic Review.

Forbes, a professor at MIT, says “few academics have yet ventured” into the field of macro-prudential policy – an area that is alien to many and rarely covered in graduate courses.

Nevertheless, it should prove to be worth the effort, she writes: “The rapid adoption of different regulations across countries over the

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