central-banking

Bitcoin needs a central banker

The digital currency has been soaring lately. That shows why it's not yet ready for prime time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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The crisis is over. The challenges for central bankers are only beginning.

In Jackson Hole, the world's leading central bankers grapple with how to deal with the aftermath of their extraordinary interventions to fight the crisis.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 24, 2013
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The world’s top economic policymakers are meeting in Wyoming. Here’s what to expect.

Jackson Hole will have a different feel this year, with a changing of the guard underway at the top central banks. Here's what they will be talking about.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 22, 2013
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How much blame does Mervyn King deserve for Britain’s broken economy?

As the most consequential economic policymaker in Britain presides over his final meeting, what is his legacy?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 6, 2013
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10 shocking things you probably didn’t know about central banking

I traveled the world to research the global central bankers. Here are some of the more unusual and surprising things I learned.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 4, 2013
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Buzzing BlackBerrys, billion dollar bailouts, and behind the scenes in Basel: How global central bankers battled the crisis

Exclusive excerpt from Neil Irwin's "The Alchemists": How over three days and four nights, the world's leading central bankers came together to try to keep the financial system from the abyss.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 31, 2013
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The Bank of Japan is coordinating policy with the Japanese government. That is a big deal.

The era of independent central banks may be ending. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 22, 2013
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Meet the Canadian who just became Britain’s top central banker

With selection of Mark Carney, Britain looks to the old empire to find a new chief of the Bank of England

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 26, 2012
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