EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Information acquisition ahead of monetary policy announcements

Michael Ehrmann and Paul Hubert

No 2770, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank

Abstract: How do financial markets acquire information about upcoming monetary policy decisions, beyond their reaction to central bank signals? This paper hypothesises that sharing information among investors can improve expectations, especially in the presence of disagreement or uncertainty about the economy. To test this hypothesis, the paper studies monetary policy-related content on Twitter during the “quiet period” before European Central Bank announcements, when policymakers refrain from public statements related to monetary policy. Conditional on large disagreement about the economic outlook, higher Twitter traffic is associated with smaller monetary policy surprises, suggesting that exchanging private signals among investors can help improve expectations. JEL Classification: D83, E52, E58, G14

Keywords: Central bank communication; information processing; market expectations; quiet period; Twitter (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-eec, nep-ifn and nep-mon
Note: 203739
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1)

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.ecb.europa.eu//pub/pdf/scpwps/ecb.wp2770~34e817a8f5.en.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Information Acquisition ahead of Monetary Policy Announcements (2022) Downloads
Working Paper: Information Acquisition ahead of Monetary Policy Announcements (2022) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20232770

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Paper Series from European Central Bank 60640 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Official Publications ().

 
Page updated 2024-06-10
Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20232770