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Interview with Sir Mervyn King

Sir Mervyn King

Former Governor
Bank of England



Sir Mervyn served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and a non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991.

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge with a first-class degree in economics, Sir Mervyn also studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University.

Sir Mervyn is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Kings and St. John’s Colleges, Cambridge, and holds honorary degrees from Cambridge, Birmingham, City of London, Edinburgh, London Guildhall (now London Metropolitan University), London School of Economics, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Helsinki Universities. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.