Contributing Authors

Richard Barwell, Macroprudential Matters

Head of Macro Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management

Richard Barwell is Head of Macro Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He is responsible for promoting collaboration between investment teams and formulating alpha-generating investment views across all asset classes. Richard has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland (Markets & International Banking and Global Banking & Markets) and the Bank of England as a Senior Economist. Richard has 16 years of investment experience. He holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics and a PhD in Labour Economics, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Prof. David Aikman

Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance and Professor of Finance at King’s Business School

David Aikman joined King’s Business School in April 2020 as Professor of Finance and Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance. He spent 17 years working as an economist at the Bank of England – most recently in the Technical Head of Division role in the Financial Stability Strategy and Risk Directorate. He led the Bank’s work on various macroprudential issues.

Between 2013 and 2015, David was seconded to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC, where he worked as an advisor in the Division of Financial Stability. In 2008, David was a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies. David has represented the Bank in various international fora, including meetings of the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee, and the European Systemic Risk Board.

He is the author of various research papers on financial stability and macroprudential policy and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Chair of the Systemic Risk Council and Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Sir Paul Tucker is chair of the Systemic Risk Council, a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State (Princeton University Press, 2018). His other activities include being a director at Swiss Re, president of the UK’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research, a senior fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, a member of the advisory board of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, and a governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

Robert V Roosa Chair in International Economics and Senior Fellow, Brookings

Donald Kohn holds the Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics and is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Kohn is a 40-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System, serving as a member and then vice-chair of the Board of Governors from 2002-2010. He served as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England from 2011-2021.

Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Dr Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. She is co-director of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Vice-Chair of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA), founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), research associate of the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and Political Science, member of the European Banking Institute (EBI), member of the European Law Institute (ELI) and member of P.R.I.M.E.

She has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, United Nations (UNCTAD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 2021 she acted as specialist adviser to the House of Lords (Economic Affairs Committee) in their inquiry into the QE program of the Bank of England. She has also acted as an expert witness in international arbitration. She has been a member of two expert panels of the European Parliament: the Monetary Panel since 2015 and the Banking Union (Resolution) Panel since 2016.

Before coming to London, she was Assistant Professor of International Banking at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York and a consultant in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. She is a renowned expert in central banking, banking supervision and resolution, financial regulation, EU monetary and financial law, financial crisis management, and international monetary law.

Emeritus Professor in the Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics

Charles Goodhart was the Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics until 2002; he is now an Emeritus Professor in the Financial Markets Group. Before joining the London School of Economics in 1985, he worked at the Bank of England for seventeen years as a Monetary Advisor, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980. In 1986, Prof. Goodhart helped to found, with Prof. Mervyn King, the Financial Markets Group at London School of Economics, which began its operation at the start of 1987. In 1997, he was appointed one of the outside independent members of the Bank of England’s new Monetary Policy Committee until May 2000. Earlier, he had taught at Cambridge and the London School of Economics.

Besides numerous articles, he has written a couple of books on monetary history and a graduate monetary textbook, Money, Information and Uncertainty (2nd Edition 1989); and has published two collections of papers on monetary policy, Monetary Theory and Practice (1984) and The Central Bank and The Financial System (1995); and an institutional study of The Evolution of Central Banks, revised and republished (MIT Press) in 1988.

Edgeworth Professor of Economics, Oxford University

Paul Klemperer has been Edgeworth Professor of Economics at Oxford University since 1995. He has advised many governments, international organisations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, E.U., etc.), and Central Banks. Much of his work involves auctions, for example, the U.K.’s spectrum auction that raised 2½% of GNP, the Product-Mix auction he designed for the Bank of England during the financial crisis and now run by it at least monthly for Indexed Long-Term Repos (and described by then-Governor Mervyn King as “a marvellous application of theoretical economics to a practical problem of vital importance”), and recent auctions for environmental conservation for the U.K. govt.

The Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics, Stanford Business School

Jeremy Bulow is the Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics at Stanford Business School. He served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission from 1998-2001. Bulow was co-editor of the American Economic Review from 2005-2008. His research has covered a variety of topics, including pension funds, sovereign debt, auctions, and tobacco. He has served as a consultant to government agencies, including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the World Bank, the British Radiocommunications Authority, and the Federal Reserve. He has consulted to companies in oil, telecoms, credit cards, software, and internet search in the private sector. Bulow is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Chair of the Universities Superannuation Scheme

Kate Barker was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010.  During this period, she led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Since 2010 she has had a plural career, including as an NED with Taylor Wimpey plc, and as a member of the National Infrastructure Commission.  Most recently she has taken the Chair of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.