Economic transparency and poverty
AbstractNowadays, with the diffusion of inflation targeting, the main instrument that central banks use to achieve final objectives in the implementation of monetary policy (concerning inflation and unemployment) is the interest rate. Furthermore, recent studies point out that central bank transparency contributes to reducing asymmetric information and price stability. As inflation, unemployment and interest rates are determinants of the level of poverty, the central bank's behaviour is relevant to its reduction. Accordingly, the present paper highlights the connection betweeneconomic transparency and poverty. The theoretical and empirical results denote that central bank transparency is a useful strategy in reducing income inequality andpoverty.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in its journal Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review.
Volume (Year): 60 (2007)
Issue (Month): 240 ()
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- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
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