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A retrospective analysis of financial research by worldwide central banks and international monetary organizations


  • Kam C. Chan
  • Chih-Hsiang Chang
  • Yining Chen


We examine the publications by Central Banks (CB) and International Monetary Organizations (IMO) in renowned finance journals over the past two decades. Unsurprisingly, the most productive CB in financial research are the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the worldwide CB have, more or less, increased productivity over the years, more than a few CB in Europe have made noticeable progress and revealed sizeable upsurge in financial research productivity. Also noteworthy is that the most productive central bank researchers are affiliated with a few highly productive institutions whereas the majority of them have prior or concurrent academic experience.

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  • Kam C. Chan & Chih-Hsiang Chang & Yining Chen, 2012. "A retrospective analysis of financial research by worldwide central banks and international monetary organizations," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(18), pages 1917-1922, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:18:p:1917-1922
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2012.676729

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