Charles Goodhart

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Charles A. E. Goodhart
Charles Goodhart delives the 2012 Long Finance conference keynote speech.JPG
Goodhart delivers the keynote address during the 2012 Long Finance conference in London
Born (1936-10-23) 23 October 1936 (age 82)
Alma mater
ContributionsGoodhart's law

Charles Albert Eric Goodhart, CBE, FBA (born 23 October 1936) is a British economist. He was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from June 1997 to May 2000 and a professor at the London School of Economics (1985–2002, Emeritus Professor since 2002). He is the developer of Goodhart's law, an economic law named after him. He is the son of Arthur Lehman Goodhart,[1][2][3][4] and the brother of William Goodhart and Sir Philip Goodhart.[5]



Selected works[edit]

  • Goodhart, Charles. The Evolution of Central Banks. 1988
  • Ferran, Eilís; Goodhart, Charles A. E., eds. (2001). Regulating Financial Services and Markets in the 21st Century. Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1841132792.
  • Goodhart, Charles, (2001) “What Weight Should Be Given to Asset Prices in the Measurement of Inflation?” Economic Journal 111 (June): F335–56.
  • Goodhart, Charles (2010) “Is a less pro-cyclical financial system an achievable goal?” National Institute Economic Review 211, pp. 81–90
  • Goodhart, Charles (2010) "The Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis"


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  5. ^ Charles Goodhart (1997). "Economics and the Law: Too Much One-Way Traffic?". Modern Law Review. 60. doi:10.1111/1468-2230.00063.