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Six Decades of Economic Research at the Bank of England


This paper discusses the transformation of the content, role, and status of economic research at the Bank of England in the past 60 years. We show how four three factors (the policy functions and missions of the Bank, the attitude of its executives towards economics, and its organizational structure) shaped the evolution of in-house economic research at the Bank during three distinctive periods (1960-1991; 1992-2007; 2007-2014). Our account relies on a broad set of sources and methods (the Bank's publications, archives, interviews with current and former Bank's economists, bibliometric, prosopography, and topic modeling).


Acosta, J., Cherrier, B., Claveau, F., Fontan, C., Goutsmedt, A. et Sergi, F. (2023). Six decades of economic research at the Bank of England. History of Political Economy.

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Juan Acosta
Béatrice Cherrier
C. Fontan
Francesco Sergi