Business Challenges in a Low Inflation World: How can Monetary Policy Help?

Extracts from a speech by DeAnne Julius, delivered at The University of Wales in Bangor
Published on 25 September 2000

In a wide-ranging lecture to the new School of Business and Regional Development, Dr Julius discussed the current prospects for the British economy, the key factors that have influenced the Committee’s recent decisions to leave interest rates unchanged, and the value she places on diverse indicators such as a new Dynamic Monetary Conditions Index (DMCI) to help assess the effect of shocks to the exchange rate or oil prices on the economy. The following extracts from her speech cover these points.

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