Katharine Neiss joined as our Head of the International Surveillance Division in our International Directorate in late 2017, having previously worked in our Monetary Analysis and Prudential Policy directorates. Her division is responsible for carrying out surveillance of the macro outlook and financial risks at the country level and primarily serves our Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Committees.
Previously, Katharine was head of our Policy, Strategy and Implementation Division in our Prudential Policy Directorate (2014-7). During that time, her division oversaw the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) rulebook launch, progress towards the finalisation of Basel III, and co-authored a piece on the optimal level of going-concern capital for major UK banks.
Katharine joined us after completing a PhD in Economics at the University of British Columbia. Her area of specialism is in international trade, finance and monetary economics. Before that, Katharine was awarded an MSc in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and an BA Honours in Economics from Queens University. Her research and policy highlights include: the benefits of monetary policy commitment, the measurement of real interest rates, the role of capacity utilisation variation for business cycle dynamics, and the impact of the financial crisis on supply.