Charles  Goodhart

Charles Goodhart

Formal First Name
Charles Albert Eric (Charles )
1936 - present

Charles Goodhart is Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance with the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining LSE in 1985, he had worked at the Bank of England for 17 years as a monetary adviser, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980. Charles has written books and numerous articles relating to financial markets, monetary history, and monetary policy. He wrote a graduate monetary textbook, 'Money, Information and Uncertainty' (2nd Ed. 1989); two collections of papers on monetary policy, 'Monetary Theory and Practice' (1984) and 'The Central Bank and The Financial System' (1995); and several books and articles on Financial Stability, on which subject he was Adviser to the Governor of the BoE, 2002-2004.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • In 1986, Charles helped found, with Prof. Mervyn King, the Financial Markets Group at LSE, which began its operation at the start of 1987.

  • In 1997, he was appointed one of the outside independent members of the Bank of England's new Monetary Policy Committee until 2000.

  • He became an economic consultant to Morgan Stanley in 2009, until he resigned, at the age of 80, in 2016.