Nick McLaren

Senior Manager - Sterling Markets Division

Biography

Nick works as a Senior Manager within the Markets directorate.  He is responsible for the analytical teams in both the Sterling Markets Division and the Foreign Exchange Division.  These teams conduct research and analysis on developments in financial markets (particularly short-term interest rates and exchange rates) to support the Bank's policy committees, as well as providing analytical support for the effective design and implementation of the Bank’s operations in financial markets.  This work draws on a range of sources, including asset prices, transaction level data, market surveys and Market Intelligence.

Nick previously worked in the Monetary Analysis directorate as Senior Manager of the Equities, Corporates and Derivatives team, as a Senior Economist in the Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Team, and as an Economist looking at short term developments in Demand and Output.

His research looks at the interaction between the macroeconomy and financial markets, spanning a wide range of asset classes. Nick has also worked extensively on quantitative easing – in particular analysing the effect of the Bank’s asset purchases in financial markets.

Nick's selected academic publications

Using changes in Auction Maturity Sectors to help identify the impact of QE on Gilt Yields, with R Banjaree and D Latto; The Economic Journal (2014)
Quantitative easing in the United Kingdom; evidence from financial markets on QE1 and QE2, with M Joyce and C Young; Oxford Review of Economic Policy (2012)

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