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Behavioral Monetary Policymaking: Economics, Political Economy and Psychology

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  • Donato Masciandaro
  • Davide Romelli

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This chapter reviews the evolution of the theory of monetary policy design since the 1980s, highlighting the emerging role of central banker psychology. Three subsequent stages are evident. First, the central bank was considered as an independent institution (modern economics). Second, central bankers were assumed to be delegated bureaucrats (advanced political economy). Third, a link with psychology was established (behavioral economics).

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  • Donato Masciandaro & Davide Romelli, 2019. "Behavioral Monetary Policymaking: Economics, Political Economy and Psychology," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Behavioral Finance The Coming of Age, chapter 9, pages 285-329 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Behavioral Economics; Behavioral Finance; Behavioral Macro-Finance; Decision Making; Disposition Effect; Financial Crisis; Financial Decision-Making; Financial Market Anomalies; Fintech; Gender Differences; Heuristics; Information Processing Style; International Contagion Market Design; Monetary Policy; Mood; Optimal Portfolio; Overreaction; Peer-to-Peer Lending; Political Economics; Time Pressure; Transparency;

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    • G41 - Financial Economics - - Behavioral Finance - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making in Financial Markets
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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