Striving to Be “Clearly Open” and “Crystal Clear” : Monetary Policy Communication of the CNB

Author/Editor:

Ales Bulir ; Katerina Smídková

Publication Date:

April 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Czech National Bank has a respectable track record in terms of its policy actions and the corresponding inflation outturns. Using a simple forward-looking policy rule, we find that its main communication tools-inflation targets, inflation forecasts, verbal assessments of the inflation risks contained in quarterly inflation reports, and the voting within the CNB Board-provided a clear message in about three out of every four observations in our 2001- 2005 sample.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/84

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451869453/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008084

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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