In line with the rational expectations approach, economists emphasize transparency as a key factor for central banks’ credibility. In this paper, a psychological approach yields different results: trust in the banks’ policy is associated with the professionalism and independence of the bank and not with its transparency. It is a subtle difference: transparency is indeed a positive factor in the overall perception of the bank as trust worthy, but a statistical analysis shows that not all aspects of perception are relevant to trust in the bank’s credibility in its inflationary policy.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||International Journal of Central Banking|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics