Monetary Policy

More monetary tightening will set our own house on fire


In the Media

Julian Jessop featured in the Telegraph


Matthew Lesh writes for CityAM

Phillip Booth writes for The Telegraph

IEA Senior Academic Fellow Phillip Booth has written for The Telegraph on how the Bank of England’s excessive monetary tightening will only hurt the UK economy.

Phillip wrote: 

“The Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (of which I am a member), hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs, may not have the type of forecasting expertise that the Bank has, which allows it to estimate whether inflation will be 2.6pc or 2.7pc next month. 

“But its members do understand the underlying processes that give rise to inflation. We were therefore able to write to the Financial Times in April 2021 with the following warning: We believe that above-target inflation is to be expected in 2022 and perhaps 2023. 

“In our view, the Bank of England will be to blame for this setback, as it took the measures that have pushed money growth to its current excessive level.”

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