10 - 10 February 2022 / Zoom webinar /


With the growing importance of central bank communication, both with markets and with a wider audience, there remain important questions regarding the channels through which communication has effects, and the best ways to communicate with different audiences, via different media, and about different topics. Research in this area is characterised by complementary theoretical, empirical and experimental approaches to these questions. This RPN seminar series aims to showcase leading research from academic and policy researchers, and to bring together this diverse range of research from across fields and using different methodological approaches. Most importantly, the series aims to serve as part of an on-going dialogue between interested researchers as well as practitioners in central banks.

Join us for the second session in this Seminar series where Michael Weber will give an overview talk on "Central bank communication with ordinary people: The role of medium, message and messenger", with a focus on diversity and communication based on his joint paper with Francesco D’Acunto and Andreas Fuster: Diverse Policy Committees Can Reach Underrepresented Groups (Free download here:


Michael McMahon (Oxford University and CEPR)


Seminars will take place every month on a Thursday at 3pm UK time (4 pm CET and 10AM EST) and last for 75 minutes.

Confirmed dates:

  • 13th January: Alan Blinder (Princeton University)
  • 10th February: Michael Weber (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR)
  • 3rd March
  • 7th April
  • 5th May
  • 2nd June
  • 7th July
  • -- August summer break --
  • 1st September
  • 6th October
  • 10th November
  • 1st December


Each seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The moderator will collect clarifying questions and a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

Seminars may be recorded. Please note that you may be recorded if you speak during the seminar.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

19 - 22 April 2022 / Online / University of Surrey

The Course is aimed at MSc, MRes and PhD students, early researchers, and research
staff from central banks, ministries and the private sector, all with some prior experience of macroeconomic modelling. Its contents differ from the CIMS summer school’s, which is usually held in September. The Easter school is focused on a shorter list of themes, some of which are not commonly found in summer schools offered by most Economics departments.
This year the Easter school will cover:
- Inequality in incomplete markets taught by K. Storesletten,
- Collateral, repo and CDS markets taught by M. Pascoa,
- Topics in sovereign debt and default taught by H. Joo and T. Asonuma,
- Optimal fiscal policy and computational methods taught by V. Valaitis.

5 - 15 July 2022 / Warwick/Coventry / University of Warwick

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated 15-17 year old student wishing to have an unforgettable and inspirational summer experience, our Warwick Pre-University Summer School is for you.

You will:

experience a taste of Warwick with like-minded peers at one of the UK’s highest ranked universities
enjoy nine nights on Warwick’s beautiful self-contained campus
spend one night and two days in London, including lots of time to enjoy the capital city and a visit to a top London University
choose from two courses taught by top Warwick faculty - Economics and Finance or A Taste of Social Sciences
live alongside Warwick student ambassadors fully participating in the programme
visit the famous University City of Oxford
have a great mix of academic and personal development sessions as well as social and cultural activities
experience a fully catered programme with no hidden costs
94% of 2018 and 2019 students would recommend the Pre-University Summer School

The University of Warwick is ranked in the top ten in major league tables in the UK, including The Complete University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times 2021 and The Guardian 2022.

You will be taught by top class academics including Professor Abhinay Muthoo.

Our Summer School offers excellent value for money with all teaching, a range of social activities, London trip, events, excursions, guest lectures and fully inclusive catering and accommodation included in the tuition fee.


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