Inferring Hawks and Doves from Voting Records
CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2013-024
31 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2013 Last revised: 24 Jun 2013
Date Written: April 9, 2013
We analyze revealed policy preferences in monetary policy committees. From the voting records of the Bank of England we estimate the policy preferences with spatial models of voting. We analyze systematic patterns in these policy preferences. We nd that internal committee members tend to hold centrist policy preferences while pronounced policy preferences are generally held by external members. Committee members with a career in academia and the industry hold more diverse policy preferences whereas committee members with central bank experience exhibit little heterogeneity in preferences. The median voter does not vary systematically according to career background.
Keywords: Voting records, Central Banking, Committees, Ideal points
JEL Classification: E58, E59, C11
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