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Mervyn King

Distinguished Fellow

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Mervyn King is currently a professor of economics and law at the Stern and Law Schools at New York University. He was governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the monetary policy and financial policy committees from 2003 to 2013, helping to shape UK monetary policy during the global economic recession. He was previously deputy governor from 1998 to 2003, and served as chief economist and executive director from 1991 to 1998. King was also a nonexecutive director of the bank from 1990 to 1991. His well-received book, The End of Alchemy, was published in 2016.

King received a master's degree in economics from King's College, Cambridge University and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. He has taught at Cambridge, Birmingham, and Harvard Universities, as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics. King is a fellow of the British Academy and an honorary fellow of King's and St. John's Colleges.