Monetary Policy and Financial Cycles

Hosted by the Economica Journal and LSE Department of Economics

Online public event


Professor Hélène Rey

Professor Hélène Rey


Professor Wouter Den Haan

Professor Wouter Den Haan

Join us for the annual Phillips lecture which this year will be delivered by Professor Hélène Rey. 

In our world of free capital mobility, we show that Central banks of large currency areas are drivers of financial cycles and of risk taking in the international economy. Emerging markets capital flows are highly sensitive to global conditions. We study the mechanism behind those financial spillovers and find that the distribution of financial intermediaries’ leverage is a good indicator of systemic risk.

Meet our speaker and chair

Hélène Rey is the Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at London Business School. Until 2007, she was at Princeton University, as Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Economics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School. Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of external trade and financial imbalances, the theory and empirics of financial crises and the organization of the international monetary system.

Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics at LSE.

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