Simulation: Central Bank

Using an identical Central Bank report from the Bank of England or the US Federal Reserve, participants will consider evidence and make a short presentation for one of three policy stances (Dove, Neutral, or Hawk).

After presenting their assigned case, they will critically evaluate opposing cases to their own.


This course is for individuals with a working knowledge of economics and central banks and a basic understanding of financial markets.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course delegates should understand:

  • The different monetary policy stances and their impact on the economy
  • How to interpret information from Bank of England publications
  • How to articulate and argue a policy view

Course Content

  • MPC Simulation
  • Teams represent the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at the Bank of England
  • Allocated a policy stance for the next monetary policy meeting
  • Analysis data from the latest Bank of England Quarterly Inflation Report
  • Prepare a presentation justifying their position
  • Policy Stances:
    • Dovish – Reduction in the Bank Rate and increase in QE
    • Neutral – No change in Bank Rate and no change in QE
    • Hawkish – Hike in Bank Rate and reduction in QE


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