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Reform of the UK Financial Policy Committee

Duncan, Alfred, Nolan, Charles (2019) Reform of the UK Financial Policy Committee. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 67 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 0036-9292. E-ISSN 1467-9485. (doi:10.1111/sjpe.12228) (KAR id:75491)


We argue that: The FPC should have a wider remit; a much broader membership (covering many specialisms); should be wholly independent of Government and outside the Bank of England; its aim should be to comment publicly and authoritatively on any possible areas of risk to financial stability whilst itself controlling few if any levers of policy. The rationale for these conclusions is that: Macroprudential/financial risks come from many sources; many of these sources are structural and outside of the Bank’s regulatory purview/competence; in a sense the Bank gets to mark its own homework as regards issues such as the SMR, Resolution, appropriateness of capital, effectiveness of ring-fencing etc.; many aspects of macroprudential actions have distributional implications, and so politicians, not the Bank or any other body, should take and justify, or not, these decisions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/sjpe.12228
Uncontrolled keywords: Macroprudential policy; monetary economics; risk; financial markets
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alfred Duncan
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 15:48 UTC
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