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Research Interests

Macroeconomics, international finance, behavioral economics, with a special interest in transparency of monetary policy


"Monetary Policy Transparency", in: Jens Forssbæck and Lars Oxelheim (eds., 2014), The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency, chapter 3, Oxford University Press [Working paper]

"Transparency, Flexibility and Macroeconomic Stabilization", in: Pierre Siklos and Jan-Egbert Sturm (eds., 2013), Central Bank Communication, Decision-Making and Governance - The Issues, Challenges, and Case Studies, chapter 3, CESifo and MIT Press [extended version]

"Review of IMF Research on Monetary Policy Frameworks" (with Kenneth Kuttner and Refet Gürkaynak), IEO Background Paper BP/11/02, May 2011 [for IMF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) Evaluation Report "Research at the IMF: Relevance and Utilization", 2011; press release]

"Talking Numbers: Central Bank Communications on Monetary Policy and Financial Stability", in: European Central bank (2011), Central Bank Statistics - What Did the Financial Crisis Change?, proceedings of the Fifth ECB Conference on Statistics, pp. 162-179.

"Price and Financial Stability: Dual or Duelling Mandates?", in: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (2010), Central Banking after the Crisis, proceedings of the 38th Economics Conference of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank "Central banking after the crisis: Responsibilities, Strategies, Instruments", pp. 56-63.

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Recent Activities

How Do Central Banks Communicate Effectively?
Dr. Petra Geraats was a speaker at the High-Level Peer-to-Peer Forum "Central Bank Communications in ASEAN-5 Countries: From Principles to Practice" organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Singapore on 4th-5th December 2019.
Published on - Thursday 2nd January 2020

IMF High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency
Dr. Petra Geraats has been appointed to a High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The advisory panel, which consists of prominent former central bankers and academics, will help guide the development of the IMF's new Central Bank Transparency (CBT) Code.
Published on - Monday 11th November 2019

Independent Evaluation of Central Bank of Chile
The Board of the Central Bank of Chile have appointed Dr Petra Geraats to an independent panel of experts to evaluate the Bank's performance in achieving its objectives of price and financial stability.
Published on - Thursday 17th January 2019

Dr. Geraats Keynote Speaker at the Dutch Central Bank Conference
Dr Petra Geraats was a keynote speaker at the Central Bank Communication and Transparency Conference at the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) in Amsterdam on Friday 16 February 2018.
Published on - Thursday 8th March 2018

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions
Vasco Carvalho, Sara Horrell, Pontus Rendahl and Petra Geraats have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.
Published on - Thursday 15th June 2017


PIIA Paper 2 - Lent - International Macroeconomics
PIIA Paper 2 - Lent - Monetary Economics
PIIB Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Macroeconomic Policy
Diploma Paper 2 - Macroeconomics
MPhil E200 - Macroeconomics

PhD Students


Tacye Hong
PhD Title:

Dr Petra Geraats

University Senior Lecturer

Research Group:

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 65
College: Fellow of St John's College