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Dissent in Monetary Policy Decisions

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  • Riboni, Alessandro
  • Ruge-Murcia, Francesco

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Voting records indicate that dissents in monetary policy committees are frequent and predictability regressions show that they help forecast future policy decisions. In order to study whether the latter relation is causal, we construct a model of committee decision making and dissent where members' decisions are not a function of past dissents. The model is estimated using voting data from the Bank of England and the Riksbank. Stochastic simulations show that the decision-making frictions in our model help account for the predictive power of current dissents. The eff ect of institutional characteristics and structural parameters on dissent rates is examined using simulations as well.

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Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/7718.

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Publication status: Published in WP 11-27, 2011
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Keywords: Committees; voting models; political economy of central banking;

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