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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Jobs, growth, and productivity after coronavirus

Treasury Committee
Jobs, growth, and productivity after coronavirus

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.15pm (public)


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MPs quiz experts on how to tackle inflation

The Treasury Committee will seek experts’ views on how to tackle inflation at 2.15pm on Wednesday 11 May.

In March 2022, consumer price inflation reached 7%, its highest level since 1992. MPs are likely to seek the views of the panel, all of whom are former members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), on how policymakers have responded and should respond to rising inflation.

Likely areas of questioning

In the final session of its Jobs, Growth and Productivity after Coronavirus inquiry the Committee will explore whether the MPC is getting the balance between tackling inflation and maintaining growth and jobs, how high interest rates might need to rise, and what the Government can do to ease inflationary pressures.

Other potential topics include the likelihood of a return to pre-financial crisis interest rate levels, whether inflation is back to stay as a permanent feature of the post-pandemic economy, and the drivers of the inflation spike both globally and in the UK.

Meeting details

At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Jobs, growth, and productivity after coronavirus
Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance at London School of Economics
President at Peterson Institute for International Economics
Professor of Management and Global Economics at MIT's Sloan School of Management

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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