How Should Central Banks Battle High Inflation?


Location: HQ1 Atrium, HQ1-1-700


The discussion will focus on central banks’ strategies to reduce inflation; how to balance the desire to support employment with the price stability objective; measures to mitigate potential stresses in the financial sector that may complicate monetary policy implementation; and particular challenges faced by EM central banks. It will also provide insights into future monetary policy strategies, considering lessons from both conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools, as well as risks to central bank independence.

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Tom Keene

Tom Keene is the co-anchor of Bloomberg Surveillance on Bloomberg Television, weekdays from 5-7am ET and on Bloomberg Radio from 7-10am ET. In addition to his work on Bloomberg Surveillance, Keene provides economic and investment perspective to Bloomberg Television and to Bloomberg’s various news divisions. Keene also founded the “Chart of the Day” article, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service. Keene is the editor of “Flying on One Engine: The Bloomberg Book of Master Market Economists,” published in 2005. (Two chapters appeared in the CFA Institute curriculum.) A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Keene is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association for Business Economics, the American Economic Association, and the Economic Club of New York.



Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath is the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as of January 21, 2022. In that role she oversees the work of staff, represents the Fund at multilateral forums, maintains high-level contacts with member governments and Board members, the media, and other institutions, leads the Fund’s work on surveillance and related policies, and oversees research and flagship publications.  

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Olivier Blanchard
French Economist 


Mohammed El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian is the President of Queens’ College at Cambridge University, the Renee Kerns Professor of Practice at the Wharton Business School, and advisor to Allianz and Gramercy Funds Management. He serves on the boards of Barclays, the NBER, and Under Armour among others. Earlier in his career, Mohamed worked for 15 years at the IMF before moving to PIMCO where he served as Chief Executive and co-Chief Investment Officer. He is a Bloomberg columnist and FT contributing editor. Mohamed obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and his masters and doctorate, also in economics, at Oxford University.


Chang-Yong Rhee

Chang Yong Rhee is the Governor of the Bank of Korea and the Chairman of its Monetary Policy Board. He took office for a full term of four years on April 21, 2022. Governor Rhee received a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1989. Prior to his appointment, Governor Rhee was Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the IMF (2014-2022); Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2011-2014); Secretary General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit (2009-2011); Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Korea (2008-2009).


Silvana Tenreyro
Professor of Economics

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that Professor Silvana Tenreyro will be appointed for a second three-year term as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Her second term will start from 5 July 2020. Silvana Tenreyro is Professor in Economics at the London School 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)Opens in a new window and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. She is a former President of the European Economic Association.