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Research Interests


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

Publications


"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


Monetary Dialogue Preparatory Meeting - Video
Dr. Petra Geraats gave an invited presentation on the ECB's revised inflation target and strategy at the meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).
Published on - Friday 12th November 2021

Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis – A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank
Dr. Petra Geraats was a discussant at the online event "European monetary policy: lessons from the past two decades", organised by the independent European think tank Bruegel.
Published on - Monday 8th November 2021

Why Communications Should be Transparent
Dr Petra Geraats outlines her work on a new code for transparency, in a call for openness published by the International Monetary Fund.
Published on - Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Report: Contribution to Strategy Review of European Central Bank
Dr. Petra Geraats's contribution to the strategy review of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been published in a report by the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) in Frankfurt.
Published on - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Lessons from the Financial Crisis, Debt Crisis and Coronavirus Crisis
Dr. Petra Geraats gave an invited presentation on "The ECB's Monetary Strategy: Lessons from the Financial Crisis, Debt Crisis and Coronavirus Crisis" at the conference "The ECB and Its Watchers" at Goethe University in Frankfurt on 30th September 2020. The conference forms part of the monetary policy strategy review that the European Central Bank (ECB) launched on 23rd January 2020.
Published on - Friday 2nd October 2020

Teaching


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


Supervisor

Tacye Hong
PhD Title:
Research: Macroeconomics, International Trade, Uncertainty

Dr Petra Geraats













University Associate Professor

Research Group:
Macroeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae


Contact Details
Email: Petra.Geraats@econ.cam.ac.uk
Room: 65
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm (during Full Term)
College: Fellow of St John's College