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Swati Dhingra appointed to MPC of Bank of England

Dr Swati Dhingra will join the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on August 9 for a three-year term, replacing Michael Saunders, who has been an external member of the MPC since August 2016. Dhingra is an Economics Associate Professor at the London School of Economics, specialising in international economics and applied microeconomics.

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “Dr Swati Dhingra’s experience in international economics will bring valuable new expertise to the MPC. I am delighted to appoint her to this role and look forward to seeing her contribution to policymaking in the coming years.”

Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, said: “Her insights and perspective will be hugely beneficial to all of our discussions, and we will benefit from her extensive research in international economics.”

Dhingra is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. She is on the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Economics. She is currently a Director of The Royal Mint Museum and a member of the Steering Group for The Economy 2030 Inquiry.

Swati received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi, her MA from the Delhi School of Economics, and her MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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