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Money talks

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  • Hoerova, Marie
  • Monnet, Cyril
  • Temzelides, Ted

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We study credible information transmission by a benevolent short-lived central bank. When externalities create a wedge between private and social welfare, the central bank has an incentive to misreport its information. Information transmission through monetary policy creates a distortion, thus, lending credibility.

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  • Hoerova, Marie & Monnet, Cyril & Temzelides, Ted, 2012. "Money talks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 617-621.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:617-621
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.017
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    Keywords

    Information; Interest rates; Monetary policy;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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