Helge Berger

Free University Berlin - Department of Economics

Professor, Chair of Monetary Economics

Boltzmannstr. 20

Berlin 14195, 14195

Germany

http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/berger/eng_index.htm

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Research Director

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

http://www.CESifo.de

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Central Bank Independence: An Update of Theory and Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 255
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Feb 2001
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and Tilburg University (CentER) - Department of Economics
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An Empirical Investigation into Exchange Rate Regime Choice And Exchange Rate Volatility

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 263
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Apr 2001
Helge Berger, Jan-Egbert Sturm and Jakob de Haan
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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The End of the Stability and Growth Pact?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1093
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2004
Jakob de Haan, Helge Berger and David-Jan Jansen
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and De Nederlandsche Bank
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Stability and Growth Pact, EMU, budget discipline.

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To Peg or Not to Peg? A Simple Model of Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Small Economies

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 468
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jun 2001
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science
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Exchange Rate Regime Choice, Credibility Versus Flexibility, International Spill-Overs, Imported Stabilization

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Gotcha! A Profile of Smuggling in International Trade

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2475
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Helge Berger and Volker Nitsch
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics
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corruption, illicit, illegal, trade, statistics, tariffs

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Capital Controls and Exchange Rate Regimes: An Empirical Investigation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 433
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 May 2001
Helge Berger, Jan-Egbert Sturm and Jakob de Haan
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Monetary Policy, Exchange Rates, Capital Controls

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Zooming Out: The Trade Effect of the Euro in Historical Perspective

CESifo Working Paper No. 1435
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Helge Berger and Volker Nitsch
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics
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monetary union, currency, euro, trade, European integration

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IMF Credit: How Important are Political Factors? A Robustness Analysis

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 642
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jan 2002
Jan-Egbert Sturm, Helge Berger and Jakob de Haan
KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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IMF Credit, Political Economy

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Does Conservatism Matter? A Time Series Approach to Central Banking

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 190
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Aug 2001
Helge Berger and Ulrich Woitek
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
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Central Bank Independence and Conservatism, Monetary Policy, Central Bank Government Relations, Generalised Impulse Responses

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Restructuring the ECB

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1084
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jan 2004
Helge Berger, Jakob de Haan and Robert Inklaar
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Department of Economics
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European Central Bank, centralization of monetary policy, EMU, transition

Central Bank Boards Around the World: Why Does Membership Size Differ?

IMF Working Paper No. 06/281
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Helge Berger, Volker Nitsch and Tonny Lybek
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department
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Central banks, Governance, Monetary policy

Central Bank Boards Around the World: Why Does Membership Size Differ?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1897
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Feb 2007
Helge Berger, Volker Nitsch and Tonny Lybek
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department
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committee, council, governance, decision making, monetary policy

Does Money Matter in the ECB Strategy? New Evidence Based on ECB Communication

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1652
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Feb 2006
Helge Berger, Jakob de Haan and Jan-Egbert Sturm
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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ECB, communication, monetary policy

Does Money Matter in the ECB Strategy? New Evidence Based on ECB Communication

Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research (KOF) Working Paper No. 125
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Helge Berger, Jakob de Haan and Jan-Egbert Sturm
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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ECB, communication, monetary policy

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Factor Price Equalization? The Cointegration Approach Revisited

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 471
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Jun 2001
Helge Berger and Frank Westermann
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Osnabrueck - Department of Economics
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Monetary Policy in the Media

ECB Working Paper No. 679
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 10 Oct 2006
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) and DIW Berlin
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monetary policy, ECB, communication, media, press, coverage, transparency, accountability

Monetary Policy in the Media

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8192
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) and DIW Berlin
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communication, coverage, ECB, media, monetary policy, press

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The ECB and Euro-Area Enlargement

IMF Working Paper No. 02/175
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Feb 2006
Helge Berger
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics
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European Central Bank euro area Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) transition countries accession countries monetary policy

Optimal Central Bank Conservatism and Monopoly Trade Unions

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 407
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Mar 2001
Helge Berger, Carsten Hefeker and Ronnie Schöb
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, HWWA Institute of International Economics and Freie Universitaet Berlin
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Optimal Central Bank Conservatism and Monopoly Trade Unions

IMF Working Paper No. 02/44
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jan 2006
Helge Berger, Carsten Hefeker and Ronnie Schöb
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, HWWA Institute of International Economics and Freie Universitaet Berlin
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Central bank, monetary policy, trade unions, conservative central banker

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Optimal Central Bank Design: Benchmarks for the ECB

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1697
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Apr 2006
Helge Berger
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics
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central bank design, federal central banks, ECB, Eurosystem, ECB reform

Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy: Accuracy is (Still) a Matter of Geography

ECB Working Paper No. 578
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
European Central Bank (ECB), DIW Berlin and Free University Berlin - Department of Economics
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monetary policy, ECB, forecast, geography, history, heterogeneity, Taylor rule, learning, transmission, survey data, communication

Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy: Accuracy is (Still) a Matter of Geography

IMF Working Paper No. 06/41
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) and DIW Berlin
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monetary policy, ECB, forecast, geography, history, heterogeneity, Taylor rule, learning, transmission, survey data, communication

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The Employment Effects of Labor and Product Markets Deregulation and Their Implications for Structural Reform

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1709, EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 May 2006
Helge Berger and Stephan Danninger
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (Research Department)
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product market regulation, labor market regulation, employment growth, policy

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Does Financial Integration Make Banks Act More Prudential? Regulation, Foreign Owned Banks, and the Lender-of-Last Resort

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
Carsten Hefeker and Helge Berger
HWWA Institute of International Economics and Free University Berlin - Department of Economics
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Bank regulation, lender of last resort, European financial markets

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The ECB's Monetary Analysis Revisited

IMF Working Paper No. 08/171
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 12 Sep 2008
Helge Berger, Emil Stavrev and Thomas Harjes
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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European Central Bank, Monetary policy, Central bank policy, Economic models, Asset prices, Consumer prices, Financial sector, Money

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What Determines Fiscal Policy? Evidence from German States

CESifo Working Paper No. 2062
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Helge Berger and Anika Holler
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Division of Economics
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German Länder, fiscal policy, public spending, public debt, extreme bounds analysis, governance

Does Money Growth Granger-Cause Inflation in the Euro Area? Evidence from Out-of-Sample Forecasts Using Bayesian VARs

IMF Working Paper No. 08/53
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Mar 2008
Helge Berger and Pär Österholm
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Inflation, Euro Area, Demand for money, Monetary policy, Monetary aggregates

Does Money Growth Granger Cause Inflation in the Euro Area? Evidence from Out-of-Sample Forecasts Using Bayesian VARS

Economic Record, Vol. 87, Issue 276, pp. 45-60, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Helge Berger and Par Osterholm
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Too Many Cooks? Committees in Monetary Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2274
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Apr 2008
Helge Berger and Volker Nitsch
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics
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central bank design, monetary policy committee, central bank board, central bank council, governance, inflation

Too Many Cooks? Committees in Monetary Policy

KOF Working papers / KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Vol. 195
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Apr 2008
Helge Berger and Volker Nitsch
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Law and Economics
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central bank design, monetary policy committee, central bank board, central bank council, governance, inflation

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How Should Large and Small Countries Be Represented in a Currency Union?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1344
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Dec 2004
Helge Berger and Till Mueller
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Division of Economics
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Central Bank, Federal Central Bank, Currency Union, optimal representation, voting, ECB

Fiscal Indulgence in Central Europe: Loss of the External Anchor?

IMF Working Paper No. 04/62
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Helge Berger and István P. Székely
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and European Commission, DGECFIN
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Fiscal policy, EU economic and monetary union, game-theoretic approach

Fiscal Indulgence in Central Europe: Loss of the External Anchor?

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 116-135, February 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jan 2007
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Commission, DGECFIN
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Geography or Skills: What Explains Fed Watchers' Forecast Accuracy of Us Monetary Policy?

ECB Working Paper No. 695
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) and DIW Berlin
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monetary policy, forecast; Federal Reserve, FOMC, geography, skills, heterogeneity, survey data, communication, United States

Geography or Skills: What Explains Fed Watchers' Forecast Accuracy of US Monetary Policy?

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Feb 2007
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) and DIW Berlin
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monetary policy, forecast, Federal Reserve, FOMC, geography, skills, heterogeneity, survey data, communication, United States

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Does Money Matter for U.S. Inflation? Evidence from Bayesian Vars

IMF Working Paper No. 08/76
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Helge Berger and Pär Österholm
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Out-of-Sample Forecasting, Granger Causality, Monetary Aggregates, Monetary Policy, Volcker, Greenspan

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Does Global Liquidity Matter for Monetary Policy in the Euro Area?

IMF Working Paper No. 09/17
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Helge Berger and Thomas Harjes
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Excess liquidity, Europe, Euro Area, United States, Japan, Monetary policy, Interest rates, Inflation

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One Country, One Vote? Labor Market Structure and Voting Rights in the ECB

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1165
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Helge Berger and Carsten Hefeker
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and HWWA Institute of International Economics
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monetary policy, wage setting, European Monetary Union, European Central Bank, euro area, ECB reform, EMU enlargement, accession countries

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Labor and Product Market Deregulation: Partial, Sequential, or Simultaneous Reform?

IMF Working Paper No. 05/227
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Mar 2006
Helge Berger and Stephan Danninger
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (Research Department)
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Product market regulation, labor market regulation, employment growth, policy coordination, sequencing

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Labor Courts, Nomination Bias, and Unemployment in Germany

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1752
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Helge Berger and Michael Neugart
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Technische Universität Darmstadt
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courts, labor courts, law production, nomination bias, unemployment, regulation, firing costs, Germany

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The Information Content of Money in Forecasting Euro Area Inflation

IMF Working Paper No. 08/166
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Helge Berger and Emil Stavrev
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Euro Area, Money, Inflation, Forecasting models, Monetary policy, Economic models

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Which Variables Explain Decisions on IMF Credit? An Extreme Bounds Analysis

Economics & Politics, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 177-213, July 2005
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Oct 2005
Jan-Egbert Sturm, Helge Berger and Jakob de Haan
KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Does Conservatism Matter? A Time-Series Approach to Central Bank Behaviour

Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 505, pp. 745-766, July 2005
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Jul 2005
Helge Berger and Ulrich Woitek
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
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How German Labor Courts Decide: An Econometric Case Study

Posted: 20 Dec 2010
Helge Berger and Michael Neugart
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Technische Universität Darmstadt

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labor courts, uncertainty, employment protection, labor market regulation, severance pay, firing costs, dismissals

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Why Has the Stability and Growth Pact Failed?

International Finance, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 235-260, 2004
Posted: 10 Feb 2005
Jakob de Haan, Helge Berger and David-Jan Jansen
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and De Nederlandsche Bank

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Stability and Growth Pact, EMU, budget discipline

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News Management in Monetary Policy: When Central Banks Should Talk to the Government

German Economic Review, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 465-93, 2000
Posted: 21 Aug 2001
Helge Berger and Marcel P. Thum
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Economics and Business Management

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How to Reduce Inflation: An Independent Central Bank or a Currency Board? The Experience of the Baltic Countries

Licos Working Paper No. 96/2001
Posted: 24 May 2001
Jakob de Haan, Helge Berger and Erik van Fraassen
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and University of Groningen

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currency board, central bank independence, Baltics

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News Management in Monetary Policy: Why Central Banks Lie to the Government

Working Paper Number 97-16
Posted: 10 Mar 1998
Helge Berger and Marcel P. Thum
Free University Berlin - Department of Economics and Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Economics and Business Management

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