An inflexible standard of value that lets the market decide how much money to produce would be superior, write Brendan Brown and Robert Pringle.
Robert Pringle reveals details of Mbeki’s appeal to central bankers
Central Banking Publications founder Robert Pringle finds pearls of wisdom in his email correspondence with the late Allan Meltzer
How the publishing and events company achieved lift-off after a slow start
Fed taper has reserve managers fretting, Central Banking's survey shows
Central banks' role is to operate a flawed system as best they can
New statistic aims to fill ‘data gap' identified in wake of the global financial crisis; follows growing calls for globally coordinated monetary policy as countries fret over effects of QE
Book notes: The Money Trap
Economist Charles Goodhart agrees with Robert Pringle that risk and return incentives need to change at banks to ensure future financial stability. But permitting failures is a step too far
Robert Pringle and Hugh Sandeman analyse the Independent Commission on Banking’s interim report
The former deputy governor of the Bank of England talks to Robert Pringle about how officials can better safeguard stability, and bankers’ behaviour in the run-up to the crisis
There is a way of replicating the big achievements of the gold standard without going back to gold, argue Brendan Brown and Robert Pringle.
This anniversary was held on 24 March at the Reform Club. The guest of honour was Jacques de Larosière, who congratulated Robert and Central Banking on their achievement
Officials have failed to deliver on their promises of a regulatory overhaul. It is a pity, writes Robert Pringle, the chairman of Central Banking Publications.
Suddenly, everybody is talking again about separating merchant banking from commercial banking. Ideas that a few months ago might have been dismissed as crackpot - bringing back a version of the Glass-Steagall legislation - now look as if they were ahead…
In the UK, nationalisation is increasingly being advocated by many experts as a solution to the banking crisis. Such a step would be a disaster for the UK and the City of London, argues Robert Pringle, the editor-in-chief of Central Banking journal.
The dangerously mixed messages underlying the British government's rescue attempts threaten to derail efforts to secure stability, argues Robert Pringle, the editor-in-chief of Central Banking journal.
Senior management of banks that require public assistance should be replaced, says Robert Pringle, the editor-in-chief of Central Banking journal.
The financial system cannot survive in anything like its present form if bankers continue to make profits and taxpayers assume the losses. Yet that is the trend, certainly in the United States with its ill-advised Paulson bailout, and increasingly in…
Just when nobody is expecting it, now could be a good time for the British government to announce its intention for the UK to join the euro area, says Robert Pringle, the editor-in-chief of Central Banking journal.
Robert Pringle, the editor of Central Banking journal, speculates on what kind of questions went through the mind of Christian Noyer, governor of the Banque de France, when he first learned of the Societe Generale disaster.