1. Events
  2. 2018
  3. November
  4. Panel discussion "Unelected Power"




Panel discussion "Unelected Power"


Panel Discussions

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduates, Academics

Sir Paul Tucker will discuss his new book "Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State" (Princeton University Press) with City panellists: Cornel Ban from the Dept of International Politics and Forrest Capie from Cass.


Sir Paul Tucker is chair of the Systemic Risk Council, a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State (Princeton University Press, 2018). His other activities include being a director at Swiss Re, a senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford, a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. Previously, he was Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, sitting on its monetary policy, financial stability, and prudential policy committees. Internationally, he was a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board, chairing its group on too big to fail; and a director of the Bank for International Settlements, chairing its Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems.

Forrest Capie is Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the Cass Business School City, UoL. After a doctorate at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a teaching fellowship there, he taught at the University of Warwick and the University of Leeds. He was a British Academy Fellow at the National Bureau in New York and a Visiting Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille and the LSE, and a Visiting Scholar at the IMF.  He was Head of Dept of Banking and Finance at City University from 1989-1992; editor of the Economic History Review 1993-1999; a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, and an advisor to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written widely on money, banking, trade and commercial policy and recently completed the commissioned history of the Bank of England (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His latest book ‘Money over Two Centuries’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.  He was recently advisor to the UK’s Parliamentary Commission on Banking following the recent global financial crisis.

Cornel Ban joined City, UoL in January 2018 as a Reader in political economy. Prior to this he had worked as an assistant professor at Boston University and research fellow at Brown University in the US. He was also a visiting researcher at the European University Institute and a visiting associate professor at Copenhagen Business School.  Professor's Ban's work is situated at the intersection of international relations, comparative political economy, sociology and economic history. He wrote two books and a dozen articles and book chapters on the politics of economic expertise and income distribution, macroeconomic policy shifts and organizational shifts in international financial institutions and capitalist diversity in Brazil, Spain and Romania. His most recent book (Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, Oxford University Press, 2018) received the political economy award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.

The event will be followed by refreshments.

Further details from

Share this event

When and where

6.30pm - 8.00pmTuesday 6th November 2018

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Booking Form

Your call to City University's form service returned an unexpected HTTP status of:404
Please contact our web team and we'll do our best to help you ASAP.