Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50856
Authors: 
Berger, Helge
Haan, Jakob de
Sturm, Jan-Egbert
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Arbeitspapiere // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 125
Abstract: 
We examine the role of money in the policies of the ECB, using introductory statements of the ECB President at the monthly press conferences during 1999-2004. Over time, the relative amount of words devoted to the monetary analysis has decreased. Our analysis of indicators of the monetary policy stance suggests that developments in the monetary sector, while somewhat more important in the later half of the sample, only played a minor role most of the time. Our estimates of ECB interest rate decisions suggest that the ECB's words (monetary-sector based policy intensions) are not an important determinant of its actions.
Subjects: 
ECB
communication
monetary policy
JEL: 
E58
E52
E43
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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