Central banking both an art and science: Trichet


Central bank policymakers must complement deep and robust analytical work with strong judgement, Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank, said in an interview published on Tuesday.

In an interview with Kauppalehti and Helsingin Sanomat – two Finnish dailies – Trichet was asked whether he thought central banking was more of an art than a science.

In response, he said: "Central banks need formidable analytical capacities and skills. You need both state-of-the-art analytical

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