Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker

Pervasive reliance on technocratic government risks moving us all towards undemocratic liberalism, and a popular backlash. Among technocrats, few reach further than central bankers, who emerged from the financial crisis as a third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. In his new book Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State, Paul Tucker outlines principles of delegation that can bring independent agencies into line with the deep political values of democracy, the rule of law, and constitutionalism.

In the atrium area at CES from 2:00 - 3:00pm, the Harvard Coop will be present to coordinate book sales and Sir Paul Tucker will be present to sign.

Sir Paul TuckerChair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013).

Alberto AlesinaNathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University.
Eric BeerbohmProfessor of Government, Harvard University.
Kathleen McNamaraProfessor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Daphna RenanAssistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

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