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political agency theory of central bank independence

Gauti B. Eggertsson

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Published by International Monetary Fund, Research Department in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Banks and banking, Central -- Econometric models.,
  • Monetary policy -- Econometric models.,
  • Bank management -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGauti Eggertsson and Eric Le Borgne.
    GenreEconometric models.
    SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/03/144
    ContributionsLe Borgne, Eric., International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p. ;
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21063298M


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A Political Agency Theory of Central Bank Independence - WP/03/ Rotenberg, J. J., and M. Woodford,“An Optimization-Based Econometric Framework for the Calculation of Monetary Policy,” NBER Macroeconomics Annual, Vol.

12, pp. A Political Agency Theory of Central Bank Independence We propose a simple theory to explain why, and under what circumstances, a politician delegates policy tasks to a technocrat in an independent institution and then analyze under what conditions delegation is optimal for society.

gives up rent and delegates policy tasks to an independent agency. We apply this theory to mon-etary policy by extending a stochastic general equilibrium model.

This model provides a theory of central bank independence that is unrelated to the standard time inconsistency problem which underlies all formalized theories of central bank independence.

A Political Agency Theory of Central Bank Independence. Gauti B. Eggertsson is at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (E‐mail: [email protected]). Eric Le Borgne is at the IMF and World Bank (E‐mail: [email protected]). Gauti B. Eggertsson is at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (E‐mail: [email protected]).Cited by: We apply this theory to mon-etary policy by extending a stochastic general equilibrium model.

This model provides a theory of central bank independence that is unrelated to the standard time inconsistency problem which underlies all formalized theories of central bank independence. Using a firm fixed effects framework to mitigate the risk that unobserved firm characteristics distort the results, we find that contributing firms substantially increased their bank financing relative to a control group after each election, indicating that access to bank finance is an important channel through which political connections operate.

This book serves as a good introduction to the politics of central banks and political science theories about central bank autonomy. Cukierman portrays central bank independence as a solution to a dynamic inconsistency problem, in which politicians' best plan for the future is no longer optimal when that future period by: First, even though political agency theory of central bank independence book banks' activities involve a great deal of technical knowledge, they are unavoidably political institutions: They make distributional choices informed by ideas, preferences, and the political context in which they operate.

Second, the Cited by: The Political Economy of Central-Bank Independence. This paper calculates indices of central bank autonomy (CBA) for central banks as of end, and comparable indices for a subgroup of 68 central banks as of the end of the s.

According to him, central bank independence “embodies the very appealing idea that it is essential to prevent monetary policy from being a day-to-day plaything at the mercury of every whim of the current political authorities” but the flip-side of independence is that the CB becomes too much receptive to the “point of view of bankers”, an organized interest group attempting to influence monetary by: 8.

Central bank independence: from theory to practice Speech by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB* at the conference Good Governance and Effective Partnership Budapest, Hungarian National Assembly, 19 April The issue of central bank independence has been the subject of important academic work.

especially, normative aspects of central bank independence. As these lectures progress, it will become apparent that central banking looks rather different in practice than it does in theory.

Having seen it from both sides now, I deeply believe that both theory and practice could File Size: KB. This book brings together a large body of Cukierman's research and integrates it with recent developments in the political economy of monetary policy. Alex Cukierman is well known for his work on central bank behavior.

This book brings together a large body of Cukierman's research and integrates it with recent developments in the political economy of monetary policy. Political influence on the central bank is measured here by looking at the probability that a central bank governor will be replaced shortly after a political change of government.

Updated Janu A central bank is an independent national authority that conducts monetary policy, regulates banks, and provides financial services including economic research. Its goals are to stabilize the nation's currency, keep unemployment low, and prevent inflation.

A first insight about the influence of political determinants on CBI comes from Table 1, which displays results of a regression of LEGCBI on past degrees of independence. Indicators on past degrees of central bank independence come from Dehay and Levy (Dehay and Levy, )’s Cukierman-like measures of independence for 18 countries for three sub-periods: the aftermath of world war I (WWI Cited by: Central bank independence is a measure of how free from government influence central bankers are.

Independence increases as a central bank controls its own budget; it cannot be destroyed or modified by mere legislation (or, worse, executive fiat), and it is enhanced when central banks are composed of people serving long, nonrenewable terms.

Downloadable. The growth of neo-liberalism has been the dominant political force in the past two decades. This volume concentrates on understanding the political economy of neo-liberalism. It focuses on a number of the most critical issues and examines the essence of neo-liberalism, namely, the dominance of the by: First, there is a distinction between the terms monetary policy independence and central bank independence.

In the literature that developed before the global financial crisis, central bank independence referred to independence from political influences in the setting of monetary policy.

This paper surveys the pros and cons of Central Bank Independence and how it could help set developing economies on the path of steady growth.

The research develops a theoretical framework for the analysis of central bank independence in budding by: 3. The Political Economy of Central-Bank Independence (SPECIAL PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS) [Eijffinger, Sylvester C. W., Haan, Jakob De] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Political Economy of Central-Bank Independence (SPECIAL PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS)Cited by:   The modern notion of central bank independence evolved over time. Following the Great Depression, the U.S. Congress gave the Fed more power to Author: Christopher Condon.

Central banks The independence of central banks is under threat the global rise of central-bank independence in the past 25 years. Behind the political game of revolving chairs is a battle. Institutional independence: The independence of the central bank is enshrined in law and shields central bank from political interference.

In general terms, institutional independence means that politicians should refrain to seek to influence monetary policy decisions, while symmetrically central banks should also avoid influencing government. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. BOOK REVIEW ESSAY THE POLITICS OF INDEPENDENT CENTRAL BANKS Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Central Bank Politics: The Myth of Neutrality Christopher Adolph CambridgeUniversityPress,pp.,£(pb),ISBN– The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve Peter Conti-Brown. central bank independence is widely accepted as a feature of good policymaking.

Independence means not only the freedom of the central bank to decide how to pursue its targets, but also that its decisions are very hard for another branch of government to reverse.

Though central bank independence is widely accepted on economic grounds, its political. Should the Central Bank be Independent.

manage the conduct of monetary policy2. Following the Second World War, under the ideological influence of the Monetarist School of thought, best epitomized by the work of Milton Friedman, the Independence of the Central Bank from political authority has been dogmatically accepted byFile Size: KB.

central bank independence is a necessary condition for price stability both in terms of mitigating a political business cycle, but also in terms of reducing the inflationary bias inherent in monetary policy. Central bank independence: theory The intellectual roots of central bank independence (or CBI) can be traced back to theAuthor: John Iannis Mourmouras.

The Downside of Central Bank Independence. What if central banks were not independent. By Joachim Fels Summary. Considering political sentiment these days, along with the decline in inflation over the past few decades, there is a chance that central bank independence could come into question.

Using three quantitative measures of Central Bank independence, we apply OLS and TSLS regression methods to investigate the possible correlation between political liberty, political instability and central bank independence.

For a sample of Western democracies and highly democratic developing countries we show that Cukierman's legal independence index is positively correlated with political Cited by: Book Description: Banking on Reformexamines the political determinants of recent reforms to monetary policy institutions in the industrial these reforms, political parties have sought to draw on the political credibility of an independent central bank to cope with electoral consequences of economic internalization and deindustrialization.

to direct central bank credit to the government, deficit and debt limitation clauses. According to the political agency theory of central bank independence (Eggertsson & Borgne, ), the rationale for delegation is not the time inconsistency problem and inflation bias, but a long term job contract of the central banker that creates an incentive to put more effort in policy decision-making.

of central bank accountability and independence. Defining central bank independence and accountability When considering independence, we follow Fischer’s(4) dichotomy between central bank goal independence—the central bank setting its own targets (or at least determining how precisely these targets are specified)—and instrument.

In theory, central banks subject to government control produce better monetary policy, but experience suggests that more independent central banks have produced superior monetary policy results. In recent years, there has been a remarkable trend toward increasing independence.

The United States central bank is the Federal Reserve System. Central Bank Independence Central bank independence refers to the central banks' ability to make decisions without political interference. Central Bank Independence: What Does It Mean. Talk by the Governor, B.W.

Fraser, to the 20th SEANZA Central Banking Course, Karachi, 23 November The issue of central bank independence has generated considerable debate all over the world in recent years. We are all familiar with the much publicised reforms to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Find out why more and more experts are calling for an end to central bank independence, any why such provocative calls may be just as dangerous. Should Central. government may periodically appoint a subservient central bank chairman to exploit the inflation-output trade-off, which may generate instability.

In a New Keynesian framework, time-varying monetary policy is connected with a “chairman effect.” To identify departures from full independence, I classify chairmen based on tenure (pre. This book brings together a large body of Cukierman's research and integrates it with developments in the political economy of monetary policy.

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