What determines the credibility of the central bank of Israel in the public eye?

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-93
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Central Banking
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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