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Bill English

William B. English

Professor in the Practice of Finance

Bill English joined Yale University in 2016.  He had previously been at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, including, from 2010 to 2015, as Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs and Secretary to the Federal Open Market Committee.  In that position, Bill oversaw the development of monetary policy, working extensively on issues related to asset purchases, policy normalization, and policy communication.  His research has focused on issues related to monetary policy, including unconventional policy, and banking issues. 

In 2002-03, Bill was a Senior Economist at the Bank for International Settlements, and in 1996-97, he was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers.  Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Bill taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won the Irving Kravis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching in Economics.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • BA, Yale University, 1982


Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Covid Era: Key Insights and Challenges for the Future

W. English, K. Forbes, and Á. Ubide
Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Covid Era
2021 Article


Working Paper