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Convener: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó
Speaker: Silvana Tenreyro, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
Professor Silvana Tenreyro is an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England. She was appointed for a second three year term since 5 July 2020. She is Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics and Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Before joining the Bank, she was co-Director and Board member of the Review of Economic Studies and Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economics Society. She is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA). Since 1 January 2021, she is the President of the European Economic Association. In the past, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served as external Monetary Policy Committee member for the Central Bank of Mauritius. She has also been Director of the Macroeconomics Programme at the International Growth Centre, Chair of the Women in Economics Committee of the European Economic Association, Member at Large of the European Economic Association, panel member for economic policy and Associate Editor for JEEA, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Economica, and the Economic Journal. She is a lead academic at the Centre for Macroeconomics and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Her main research interests are macroeconomics – particularly monetary policy – international economics and macro-development.