The Financial Times today launches Collateral Damage, a commentary series on monetary policy and central banks that will run for two weeks in the newspaper and on FT.com.

Over the last five years, central banks have played a pivotal role in the shaping of the global financial crisis. The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank each had to intervene in order to prevent a deeper economic depression in their regions. Collateral Damage will look beyond quantitative easing and will tackle the question: what’s next for monetary policy?

In addition to FT commentators such as Martin Wolf and Robin Harding, some of the most influential voices in bank governance will contribute to the series, including Ron Paul, Mark Carney and Jens Weidmann. Collateral Damage will also feature Philip Hildebrand in his first article since he resigned from the Swiss National Bank.

The series is accessible online at www.ft.com/collateraldamage.