Mervyn King, a British economist who served as Governor of the Bank of England from 2003-2013, will be joining RSM President Professor Roger Kirby for an intriguing session about his background in economics and banking, his commendable contribution during the biggest crisis in economic history, which gained him notable recognition, and offer a unique depth to the challenges of COVID-19 currently faced by the global economy.
One of the most distinguished figures in central banking, King earned his degree from King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard University. He then taught at several institutions, including Cambridge and Birmingham universities as well as the London School of Economics, where he co-founded the Financial Markets Group. He was also a Visiting Professor at both Harvard University and MIT.
Since leaving the Bank, King has written two acclaimed books: The End of Alchemy and (with John Kay) Radical Uncertainty.
In the House of Lords, he sits as a Crossbench Life Peer with the title of The Lord King of Lothbury KG GBE. King was also appointed a Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014. Currently, King is Professor of economics and law with a joint appointment at New York University’s Stern School of Business and School of Law.
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