For much of the last 30 years, it has been a good time to be a senior central banker. Over that period central banks have grown in stature, prominence and power, and the very top central bankers have become household names. The next ten years look like being less easy for them.
As every January, economists have been giving their assessment of the state of the world and predictions for what the future holds. And what emerges is that the economics profession is largely all at sea, with as wide a range of forecasts as I can ever remember.