The ECB's approach to central banking without data borders


The financial crisis has had a significant impact on the statistical activities of the European Central Bank (ECB). Analysts now require more granularity and a larger set of data. This means statisticians need to react swiftly to evolving data requests while following the spirit of the principles expressed in the paper, Public commitment on European statistics, by the European system of central banks (ESCB): impartiality; objectivity; professional independence; cost effectiveness; statistical co

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