Central Bank Communication and Interest Rate Rules
AbstractThe central bank's influence on private sector expectations is an important channel of monetary policy. Therefore, it is important for a central bank to pay attention to its communication. It should also be aware that the public might not be willing or able to process all the information that the central bank provides. In this paper, we explicitly take the public's information processing constraint into account when we design the interest rate rule. We find that if inflationary expectations are important relative to the output gap in determining current inflation, the central bank should be less activist when the public has a tighter information processing constraint.
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Date of creation: 2003
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interest rate rules; information processing; expectation formation; central bank;
Other versions of this item:
- Marco Hoeberichts, 2004. "Central bank communication and interest rate rules," Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2003 44, Money Macro and Finance Research Group.
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-MON-2003-07-13 (Monetary Economics)
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