BoE’s Tenreyro comes to the defence of flexible exchange rates

Policy-maker challenges conventional wisdom in several areas of economics

Silvana Tenreyro
Silvana Tenreyro: important to remember the “general equilibrium” aspects of each problem or how economies behave when viewed as a complete system
UK Treasury

Silvana Tenreyro, who sits on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, has defended the notion of flexible exchange rates at a time when many policy-makers are questioning whether that is the correct approach.

In a speech that challenged conventional assumptions in several areas of economics, Tenreyro said it was important to remember the “general equilibrium” aspects of each problem or how economies behave when viewed as a complete system.

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