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MNI: New BOE MPC Member Dhingra's Focus On Supply Chain Woes

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New Bank Of England Monetary Policy Committee member Swati Dhingra is a trade economist who has highlighted the pain of supply chain disruptions and Brexit.

Incoming Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Swati Dhingra is a trade economist who has long argued for the benefits of deep trade agreements, the high costs of Brexit and the impact of supply chain disruptions, but has avoided commentary on any likely pace and scope of monetary tightening.

Dhingra, who replaces hawk Michael Saunders after the August meeting and forecast round, will bolster the Bank’s growing research on the activity and inflation effects of supply chain and trade disruptions. She has already carried out research with Senior BOE Economist Rebecca Freeman, concluding in a paper published last year that potential gains to the UK from future trade deals “would not offset its losses from leaving the EU.”

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Incoming Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Swati Dhingra is a trade economist who has long argued for the benefits of deep trade agreements, the high costs of Brexit and the impact of supply chain disruptions, but has avoided commentary on any likely pace and scope of monetary tightening.

Dhingra, who replaces hawk Michael Saunders after the August meeting and forecast round, will bolster the Bank’s growing research on the activity and inflation effects of supply chain and trade disruptions. She has already carried out research with Senior BOE Economist Rebecca Freeman, concluding in a paper published last year that potential gains to the UK from future trade deals “would not offset its losses from leaving the EU.”

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