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Why Central Banks Announce their Objectives: Monetary Policy with Discretionary Signalling

  • Palmqvist, S.
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    This paper analyzes the use of announcements of objectives or intentions, announcements which are common in implementation of monetary policy. This paper assumes that a central bank can signal at its own discretion and shows that while central banks with high inflation targets never use announcements, central banks with low inflation targets occasionally, but not always, will choose to reveal their private information through an announcement.

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    Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 663.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:663
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