High Inflation Now and Then

A wooden scale balancing pound coins on one side and a man's finger keeping it even on the other side

High Inflation Now and Then

A special talk with Jonathan Haskel
Tuesday 23 November, 11am - 12.15pm
Zoom online webinar

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News about inflation is everywhere at the moment. But even though it has a bearing on most aspects of our day to day lives, its exact definition, and the way it is calculated is not well understood.

In this speech, Professor Jonathan Haskel will set out how the inflation figure is calculated, using various inputs like energy prices, imported goods, and the impact of exchange rates. He will then draw comparisons and differences between current events, and previous periods of high inflation. He will consider how a range of factors including oil prices, productivity and different institutional set ups have driven inflation over the years.

Jonathan Haskel is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, and a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. This speech and Q&A will be moderated by Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow.

Please note that this event is taking place via Zoom Webinar and may be recorded.

 


For further information please contact business-events@glasgow.ac.uk 

First published: 12 November 2021

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