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Home > News and Publications > Uncertainty about Uncertainty - speech by Kristin Forbes

Uncertainty about Uncertainty - speech by Kristin Forbes

23 November 2016

Speech to be given by Kristin Forbes, External MPC Member, at J.P. Morgan Cazenove “Best of British” Conference, London.

Kristin considers whether, given the UK economic performance since the referendum, economists have been guilty of overestimating the negative economic effects of uncertainty. In an attempt to understand this issue, she addresses three key questions:

  • How should we measure uncertainty?
  • Do different measures of uncertainty affect different sectors of the economy?
  • How will heightened uncertainty in the UK today affect the economy in future?

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