Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
The William R. Rhodes Center

The Democratic Politics of Central Banking Workshop - Session 1

Democratic Politics of Central Banking workshop poster

Friday, September 4, 2020

10:00am – 1:00pm

This two-session online workshop will examine how as an economic institution, money straddles financial markets and technocratic expertise. As a political institution, it is suspended between violence and trust. The democratic politics of monetary policy consequently requires a careful disentangling of questions of legitimacy, power and expertise that must itself combine empirical tools and normative judgment. This workshop will foster a conversation among a diverse set of scholars aimed at developing a frame of analysis that can cope with both the technical and the normative demands of collectively governing money.