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Etienne Farvaque () and Norimichi Matsueda ()

The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2017, vol. 62, issue 01, 179-192

Abstract: This paper discusses the implications of overconfidence when it affects a monetary policy maker. We consider two forms of overconfidence: the illusion of precision and the illusion of control. Incorporating them into a standard New Keynesian framework, we consider the optimal term length of a central banker and examine how it depends on the types and degrees of overconfidence. In particular, we show that the legal mandate should always be lengthened when these two types of biases increase by the same percentage magnitude.

Keywords: Central banker; overconfidence; legal mandate; optimal term length (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1142/S0217590816500107

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