Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142631
Authors: 
Trabelsi, Emna
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 02/2012
Abstract: 
A recent theoretical literature highlighted the potential dangers of further increasing information disclosure by central banks. This paper gives a continuous empirical investigation of the existence of an optimal degree of transparency in the lines of van der Cruijsen et al. We test a quadratic relationship between central bank transparency and the inflation persistence by introducing some technical and economic modifications. Particularly, we used three new measures of transparency. An appropriate U shape test that was made through a Stata routine, recently developed by Lind and Mehlum, indicates a robust optimal intermediate degree of transparency, but its level is not. These results were obtained using a panel of 11 OECD central banks under the period 1999-2009. The estimations were run using a bias corrected LSDVC, a newly recent technique developed by Bruno for short dynamic panels with fixed effects, extended to accommodate unbalanced data.
Subjects: 
Intermediate optimal transparency degree
inflation forecasts
inflation persistence
u-shaped relationship
non linear modeling
LSDVC
Principal Component Analysis
JEL: 
C23
E58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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