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Optimal delegation implications of central bank transparency

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  • James, Jonathan G.
  • Lawler, Phillip
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    The interrelationship between monetary regime design and central bank transparency is examined. We find optimal delegation requires the central bank be either: 'representative', not choosing to publicly reveal its private information; or 'ultraconservative', deciding to be fully transparent.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 8-11

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:1:p:8-11

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    Keywords: Transparency Optimal delegation Union wage determination;

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