Academics miss out on central bank background briefings

After journalists, private sector analysts are offered briefings most often

Almost all central banks offer background briefings on key initiatives to journalists, but this is rarer for academics.

Thirty-two out of 33 (97%) central banks that answered the question on background briefings for key initiatives said they offer these to journalists. Many also said they offer briefings to private sector analysts (29, 88%), but fewer central banks said they offer these to academics (20, 61%).

Briefings can be an effective way of conveying information that may be nuanced or

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