Ben Broadbent

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Benjamin Robert Hamond Broadbent (born 1 February 1965)[1] is a British economist and has been Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England since 1 July 2014.[2] He had previously been an external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee between June 2011 and June 2014.

Early life[edit]

He attended St Paul's School, London from 1977 to 1982, gained a first-class honours degree in Economics from Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1988, and then studied for a Ph.D at Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.


After working for HM Treasury, he worked for the Bank of England, before becoming an Assistant Professor at Columbia University. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as Senior European Economist, a position he held until 2011. In June 2011, he replaced the departing Andrew Sentance on the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.[3]

Broadbent is also an Executive Fellow of Economics at London Business School.


  1. ^ BROADBENT, Benjamin Robert Hamond, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ "News Release - Three senior appointments to the Bank of England". Bank of England. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Chancellor appoints Ben Broadbent as external member of the Monetary Policy Committee". HM Treasury. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.