Is the central bank's publication of economic forecasts influential?

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We examine how a central bank's economic forecasts affect forecasts by professional forecasters and vice versa. Results show that while central bank forecasts are not significantly influenced by those of professional forecasters, the latter are however notably affected by the former.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Expectation
  • Monetary policy
  • Transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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