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The 3 E’s of central bank communication with the public

Andrew Haldane, Alistair Macaulay () and Michael McMahon ()
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Alistair Macaulay: University of Oxford

No 847, Bank of England working papers from Bank of England

Abstract: In this paper we explore both theoretical and empirical evidence on communication with the general public. The model provides guidance for policymakers by highlighting some potentially important risks in communicating simply with a broader audience. In particular, in a model where trust and engagement are low, there are benefits to engaging a wider audience. But doing so risks ultimately lowering welfare unless guided by the 3 E’s of public communication: Explanation, Engagement and Education. Central banks have made great strides in all three, but numerous challenges remain.

Keywords: Monetary policy; communication; general public (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 57 pages
Date: 2020-01-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-mac and nep-mon
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