“During centuries, we thought about which place the central banks occupy in our democracies: the main error was given the chance to answer to this question to non-expert people”.
On November 27th, Bologna Business School hosted Paul Tucker, the former Vice-governor of the Bank of England, who presented to the Community BBS his latest book “Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State”.
A lucid analysis of the values that guide the international economic system: “When a part of the government disappoints us, as happened during the last financial crisis, we will no longer vote for the same politicians. But we must be aware that voting is a sort of safety valve that helps us to express more what we feel about a given situation, rather than to guide our choices”.
Tucker emphasized how the approach of Western countries towards international central banks has changed.
The independence of the banks – according to Tucker – guarantees that monetary policy takes into account only the economic conditions of the country, without lending itself to the logic of building consensus.