Andy Haldane

E.D. Financial Stability
Bank of England

Andrew Haldane is Executive Director, Financial Stability at the Bank of England.  In this role, he has responsibility for developing Bank policy on financial stability issues and the management of the Financial Stability Area.  Andrew is a member of the Bank’s Financial Stability Executive Board and the new Financial Policy Committee.  He is a member of various international public policy committees, economics associations, editorial boards and academic advisory committees.  Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and is co-founder of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, which aims to broker economists into projects in the charitable sector.

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Trust is an essential part of a functioning economy, yet it is often one of the least understood variables in economics. That’s why the Institute for New Economic Thinking is supporting the Thomson Reuters TRust index, which provides concrete metrics for understanding the level of trust in the financial system using a benchmark of the top 50 global financial institutions as a proxy for the sector as a whole. 
This book presents a novel approach to the reform of the world’s financial system, starting with the basic question, what is a financial system for? It shows that the existing system has become far more complicated than it needs to be to discharge its functions – and dangerously unstable into the bargain. It proposes some drastic remedies.

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By Marshall Auerback
 
The days of “the great moderation” are over, if they ever existed in the first place.  
 
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Discussion and Q&A at the breakout panel entitled "How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 14, 2012. #inetberlin

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Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England, speaking at the breakout panel entitled "How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 14, 2012. #inetberlin

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Andy Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England, speaking in the panel "Sovereignty and Institutional Design in the Global Age: Global Markets and Nation States" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 9, 2011. Introduced by John Cassidy.