Monetary policy-makers’ votes still usually anonymised

Votes concealed most among lower-middle and low income institutions

Almost four-fifths of central banks say they do not publish individual monetary policy committee members’ votes.

The Monetary Policy Benchmarks 2022 drilled down into the composition of committees among 39 central banks. Of these, 79% (31 banks) maintain the anonymity of members. Thirteen per cent (five banks) said they reveal votes with a lag, and just 8% (three institutions) said they reveal votes “immediately after the policy decision”.

Similar proportions were reported by respondents to

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