Knoop lecture

Inaugurated in 2012, the annual Knoop Lecture is given in honour of Professor Douglas Knoop (1883-1948), perhaps the most influential figure in the Department of Economics' history.

Misa Tanaka profile

The 2023 Knoop Lecture

Central banks and climate change: what next?

5:00 - 6:30pm, Tuesday 17 October 2023

Lecture Theatre 6, The Diamond

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield is proud to welcome Misa Tanaka to give the 2023 Knoop Lecture - the Department's annual public lecture. 

The title of the lecture will be Central banks and climate change: what next?

Misa is the Head of Research at the Bank of England. She has joined the Bank in 2002 after completing a D.Phil in Economics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. She has held a number of positions across Monetary Analysis, Financial Stability, and Prudential Policy Areas of the Bank. Misa has previously published articles on international policy spillovers, bonus regulations, and sovereign debt finance in Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Economic Journal, amongst others. Misa's current research interests include prudential policies and the impact of climate change on the financial system.

Please arrive for the lecture at 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start.

The venue will be in Lecture Theatre 6, The Diamond, University of Sheffield Ref G3 199 on the campus map. If you have any questions, please contact

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Past Knoop lectures


Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
Professor Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

4:45pm (5:00pm start), Tuesday 19 November 2019
Lecture Theatre 6, The Diamond


The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy
Professor Mariana Mazzucato


Stopping exploitation of labour: Enforcing regulatory standards to boost compliance
Professor Sir David Metcalf CBE, Director of Labour Market Enforcement


Does Competition in Healthcare Work?
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After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain's Economic Future
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