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Central banking and the economics of information

  • Edward J. Green

This article concerns the potential relevance of information technology to three aspects of central banking: setting the objectives of monetary policy, ensuring the integrity and security of financial system infrastructure, and maintaining the transparency of decision-making. Regarding integrity and security of infrastructure, a revised role for central banks may be appropriate. However, recent innovations in technology and advances in learning confirm the wisdom of central banks' efforts to control inflation and maintain their own transparency.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
Pages: 28-37

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qii:p:28-37:n:v.25no.2
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