Book notes: Bankers, bureaucrats and central bank politics, by Christopher Adolph

Bankers, Bureaucrats and Central Bank Politics – Christopher Adolph

Christopher Adolph, Bankers, Bureaucrats and Central Bank Politics: The Myth of Neutrality, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 357 pages   In stylised stories of how modern monetary policy should work, much emphasis is placed on reasonably specific announced targets, typically for inflation, and on the role of transparency and other accountability mechanisms that ensure outcomes are kept in line with those targets. Less attention has been paid to the people who make the monetary policy decisi