Webinar on “The Autonomy for SBP: A Fresh Look at Central Bank Independence” Part III

March 31, 2021

Moderator: Dr Nadeem Ul Haque, VC, PIDE

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 07:00 PM (PST)

In a significant move, the federal cabinet approved amendments in the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Act in the name of central bank autonomy, price stability and accountability. The benefit of central bank independence is well documented in the literature. However, there is a dire need to evaluate several important questions:

  • Why is autonomy so important? Should every institution be autonomous?
  • Is Pakistan is prepared for the complete autonomy of the central bank?
  • Can only SBP manage inflation given the constraints of the supply side and governance?
  • What will be the implications for economic growth?
  • What will be the implications for financial stability?
  • How will the institution be accountable?

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