Ben Broadbent

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Benjamin R 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 University of Cambridge, then studied for a Ph.D at Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.