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The reputation of a newborn central bank

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  • Zeno Rotondi

    () (Capitalia, Funzione Studi, Roma (Italy))

  • Giacomo Vaciago

    () (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Economia e Finanza, Milano (Italy))

Abstract

Most of the problems that the European Central Bank has encountered are due to the slow progress made in improving the quality of the monetary union. The increasing variance of the inflationary process among the 12 countries, especially at the extremes of income level distribution – between Germany and Portugal, say – has meant that the common monetary policy is not yet the best possible. The quest for an optimum currency area continues.

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  • Zeno Rotondi & Giacomo Vaciago, 2003. "The reputation of a newborn central bank," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 56(224), pages 3-22.
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    5. Stefano Colombo, 2008. "Discriminatory prices, endogenous locations and the Prisoner Dilemma problem," DISCE - Quaderni dell'Istituto di Economia e Finanza ief0079, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
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    7. Fabrizio Spargoli, 2005. "Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms within the European Monetary Union," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(6), pages 31-68, November-.
    8. Zeno Rotondi & Giacomo Vaciago, 2007. "Lessons from the ECB experience: Frankfurt still matters!," DISCE - Quaderni dell'Istituto di Economia e Finanza ief0070, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).

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    Keywords

    European Central Bank;

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    • 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
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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