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Does Transparency of Central Banks Produce Multiple Equilibria on Currency Markets?

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  • Axel Lindner

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A recent strand of literature shows that multiple equilibria in models of markets for pegged currencies vanish if there is slightly diverse information among traders; see Morris and Shin (2001). It is known that this approach works only if the common knowledge in the market is not too precise. This has led to the conclusion that central banks should try to avoid making their information common knowledge. We develop a model in which more transparency of the central bank implies better private information, because each trader utilises public information according to her own private information. Thus, transparency makes multiple equilibria less likely. Copyright The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics", 2006 .

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 108 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 1-14

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Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:108:y:2006:i:1:p:1-14

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  1. König, Philipp & Anand, Kartik & Heinemann, Frank, 2013. "The ‘Celtic Crisis’: Guarantees, transparency, and systemic liquidity risk," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79747, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  2. Cornand, Camille & Heinemann, Frank, 2005. "Speculative Attacks with Multiple Sources of Public Information," Discussion Paper Series of SFB/TR 15 Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems 157, Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Bonn, University of Mannheim, University of Munich.
  3. Lindner Axel, 2009. "Evaluating Communication Strategies for Public Agencies: Transparency, Opacity, and Secrecy," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-18, July.
  4. Eijffinger, Sylvester C W & van der Cruijsen, Carin A B, 2007. "The Economic Impact of Central Bank Transparency: A Survey," CEPR Discussion Papers 6070, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Axel Lindner, 2007. "Does too much Transparency of Central Banks Prevent Agents from Using their Private Information Efficiently?," IWH Discussion Papers 16, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  6. Axel Lindner, 2006. "Original Sin - Analysing Its Mechanics and a proposed Remedy in a Simple Macroeconomic Model," IWH Discussion Papers 11, Halle Institute for Economic Research.

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