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Central banks' voting records, the financial crisis and future monetary policy

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  • Horváth, Roman
  • Jonášová, Júlia

We examine whether central banks' voting records help predict the future course of monetary policy in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, controlling for financial market expectations. Unlike previous research, we first examine the period of the global financial crisis, characterized by a high level of uncertainty, and second, examine the predictive power of voting records over longer time horizons, i.e., the next monetary policy meeting and beyond. We find that voting records predict the policy rate set at the next meeting in all central banks that are recognized as independent. In some central banks, voting records are found—before, but not during, the financial crisis—to be informative about monetary policy at even more distant time horizons.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 38 (2015)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 229-243

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:38:y:2015:i:c:p:229-243
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2015.03.003
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