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Economic Update with Bank of England MPC Member, David Miles

In February 2014 the Bank of England will publish updated forecasts for growth and inflation. David Miles, a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, will be speaking at Leeds University Business School, setting out the forecasts and his current thinking on the direction of the economy. There will also be a Q&A session with the opportunity to quiz David.

The event will take place on 27th February (8:00am – 9:30am) and will be hosted by Giuseppe Fontana, Professor of Economics at Leeds University Business School and we welcome Juliette Healey, Agent for the Bank of England, Yorkshire and the Humber Region.

Venue: Leeds University Business School, Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre (G.02)

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8:00am-8:30am Registration with Breakfast Refreshments
8:30am-9:30am Presentation followed by Q&A


Professor David Miles
David joined the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England in June 2009. He is also a Professor at Imperial College, London where he was formerly head of the Financial Economics department.

As an economist he has focused on the interaction between financial markets and the wider economy. He was Chief UK Economist at Morgan Stanley from October 2004 to May 2009. He has been a specialist economic advisor to the Treasury Select Committee.

In Budget 2003, the Chancellor commissioned Professor Miles to lead a review of the UK mortgage market. The result, published at Budget 2004, was the report: “The UK mortgage market: taking a longer-term view”. David was re-appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a second term on the MPC in February 2012 . His second term will run until May 2015.

Juliette Healey
Juliette joined the Bank of England in 1986, taking over as Agent for Yorkshire and the Humber in February 2012. Prior to that Juliette had had a wide variety of jobs including analytical and managerial roles relating to monetary policy, financial stability and the foreign exchange market.  While at the Bank she has also done two secondments, one to HM Treasury and one to the International Monetary Fund.