Monthly Archives: September 2014

Welcome Week and Induction for new students 2014

The School of Economics would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new students who will be joining us from Monday 22 September. Below are links to the relevant induction programmes:

Undergraduate students

Postgraduate students (MSc Taught)

Postgraduate students (PhD Research)

If you have any questions or queries about Welcome Week or your programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Publish or be damned – or why central banks need to say more about the path of their policy rates

Piece published recently in VOX by Richard Barwell and Jagjit Chadha:

“In the wake of the crisis, forward guidance has become a prominent tool of monetary policy. This column argues that central banks should go a step further, communicating to the public the internal policy debate that goes into monetary policy formation – especially regarding uncertainty. Since policy is determined contingent on a range of possible outcomes, forward guidance would become more effective by explicitly communicating how policy would respond along this uncertain path.”

Read the article here.