...you decided to visit the Bank of England museum, andplayed the infamous “Monetary Policy Balloon game”. In fact, you played it so wellan alarm sounded and several men wearing black suits asked you to accompany them“upstairs”. You are told that the Governor, Mervyn King, has taken ill and they arelooking for a stand-in. You have the high score, so they turned to you. The future ofthe British economy is in your hands. Academics, policymakers, the media and thegeneral public will depend on YOU to do the right thing. But what is it?
Anthony J. Evans is associate professor of economics at ESCP Europe Business School. He has published in a range of academic and trade journals and is the author of Markets for Managers (Wiley, 2014). His work has been covered by most broadsheet newspapers, and he has appeared on Newsnight and the BBC World Service. He is a member of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow Monetary Policy Committee.