Management School to host online business brunch with Senior Bank of England Economist

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On Friday 10 February, the University of Liverpool Management School will host an online business brunch with Ryland Thomas, a Senior Economist at the Bank of England.

The free webinar will examine the history of inflationary and currency crisis episodes in the UK, explore their causes and impact on the British economy and draw some lessons for the current surge in UK inflation and wider economic trends.

Ryland is a Senior Economist in the Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division at the Bank of England. His research focuses on the impact of QE, fiscal policy and oil price changes on the UK economy. He has also extensively researched UK economic history.

Ryland will appear alongside speakers from the Management School – Professor Costas Milas and Hazel Kennedy (External Engagement Manager) – for what promises to be an interesting discussion about the key issues affecting the UK economy today.

The session, which runs between 10am and 11am, will be hosted in collaboration with Growth Platform, the Liverpool City Region growth company which supports business development locally.

The webinar is open for everyone to attend including business leaders and professionals from across the city region.

Professor Costas Milas said: “This promises to be an informative session exploring the future prospects of the UK economy not least because weak economic growth, high inflation and rising interest rates have all happened repeatedly in a historical context.

“With this in mind, lessons from previous inflationary episodes can offer some guidance on what lies ahead for the prospects of the UK economy, to allow businesses to consider these and plan for the future.”

Hazel Kennedy said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Ryland, who has decades of experience at the Bank of England, to speak at our event and share his extensive knowledge about the UK economy. All are welcome to take part in the discussion about the current and future economic landscape.”

The webinar is on Friday 10 February at 10am. It is free for all to attend but we would recommend registering online here: Webinar Registration – Zoom.