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Estimating the Preferences of Central Bankers: An Analysis of Four Voting Records

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  • Eijffinger, S.C.W.
  • Mahieu, R.J.
  • Raes, L.B.D.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Abstract: This paper analyzes the voting records of four central banks (Sweden, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic) with spatial models of voting. We infer the policy preferences of the monetary policy committee members and use these to analyze the evolution in preferences over time and the differences in preferences between member types and the position of the Governor in different monetary policy committees.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2013-047.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2013047

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Keywords: Ideal points; Voting records; Central Banking; NBP; CNB; MNB; Riksbank;

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  1. Jung, Alexander & Kiss, Gergely, 2012. "Preference heterogeneity in the CEE inflation-targeting countries," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 445-460.
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  1. Ansgar Belke, 2014. "Monetary Dialogue 2009-2014 – Looking Backward, Looking Forward," Ruhr Economic Papers 0477, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

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