Brexit and Interest Rates

Hosted by the European Institute and the Institute of Public Affairs

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Dr Ben Broadbent

Dr Ben Broadbent


Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

Ben Broadbent will discuss some aspects of the impact of EU withdrawal on UK interest rates.

Ben Broadbent became Deputy Governor of the Bank of England on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he was an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 1 June 2011. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and Prudential Regulation Committee, he has specific responsibility within the Bank for Monetary Policy, including monetary analysis and notes.

He was formerly an Economic Adviser at HM Treasury, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University from 1997-2000. For the decade prior to his appointment to the MPC, Dr Broadbent was Senior European Economist at Goldman Sachs, during which time he researched and wrote widely on the UK economy and monetary policy.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

This lecture is part of the LSE Programme on Brexit.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

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Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBrexit


A transcript of Ben Broadbent's lecture can be downloaded:

Brexit and Interest Rates (pdf)

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