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Economic transparency and poverty

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  • Helder Ferreira De Mendonça

    () (Universidade Federai Fluminense, Faculdade de Economia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil))

  • Josè Simao Filho

    () (Universidade Federai Fluminense, Faculdade de Economia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil))

Abstract

Nowadays, with the diffusion of inflation targeting, the main instrument that central banks use to achieve final objectives in the implementation of monetary policy (concerning inflation and unemployment) is the interest rate. Furthermore, recent studies point out that central bank transparency contributes to reducing asymmetric information and price stability. As inflation, unemployment and interest rates are determinants of the level of poverty, the central bank's behaviour is relevant to its reduction. Accordingly, the present paper highlights the connection betweeneconomic transparency and poverty. The theoretical and empirical results denote that central bank transparency is a useful strategy in reducing income inequality andpoverty.

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  • Helder Ferreira De Mendonça & Josè Simao Filho, 2007. "Economic transparency and poverty," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 60(240), pages 33-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlqrr:2007:12
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    1. Svensson, Lars E. O., 1999. "Monetary policy issues for the Eurosystem," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 79-136, December.
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    Keywords

    Inflation; Instrument; Interest Rates; Interest; Monetary Policy; Monetary; Policy; Prices;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • 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
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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