Central banks are getting more transparent, study finds

Barry Eichengreen

The trend for central banks to become more transparent and more independent survived the onset of the global financial crisis, according to the third edition of a study conducted since 2007 by Barry Eichengreen and Nergiz Dincer, published today by the Bank of Korea.

The study, Central Bank Transparency and Independence: Updates and New Measures, published as a Bank of Korea working paper, adds data for the years 2007-2010 inclusive to the existing data set which starts in 1998, and now includes

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