Does Public Disagreementon Monetary Policy Unsettle the Markets?

Author/Editor:

Hossein Samiei ; Timothy D. Lane

Publication Date:

May 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Publication of minutes of monthly monetary policy meetings between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England was a conspicuous feature of the United Kingdom’s inflation targeting framework from 1994 through April 1997. It was intended to reinforce credibility by publicizing the criteria on which policy was decided. On some occasions, however, these minutes revealed disagreement between the participants. This paper examines whether such disagreement unsettled the markets and detracted from credibility.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/63

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451848380/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0631997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

11

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