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Crisis, central banks and democratic control: the building blocks for change
Episode 115th June 2020 • Crash Course Economics • Crash Course
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Sara Murawski en Rodrigo Fernandez speak with Jens van’t Klooster about crisis, central banks and democratic control.

What are the historical origins of central bank independence? Why are central banks not fully embedded in a democratic decision-making structure? How can we regain democratic control?

Casting the net wide: what would progressive monetary policies look like? What are the necessary ingredients?

Jens van 't Klooster is a Research Foundation — Flanders postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven and member of the research group ‘A New Normative Framework for Financial Debt’ at the University of Amsterdam. Jens' research fits somewhere between normative political philosophy and political economy.


About Crash Course Economics

Crash Course is a platform designed to open up debate on how we can move out of the current crisis and make the necessary steps towards achieving social, economic, ecological and regenerative justice.

Crash Course is inviting global experts to break down complex issues in lay terms and make them accessible to all so that we can understand how to shape our economic system for a just recovery and future.