Adaptation and Central Banking
28 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2017 Last revised: 11 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 8, 2018
What governs central bank decisions? Most considerations focus on motivations. Instead, we consider the extent to which specific behaviors have adaptive value in the context of central banking. From this perspective, poor decisions are not the product of poor motivations. They are, instead, a product of the poor institutions within which central bank decision makers operate.
Keywords: Adaptation, Bailout, Central Bank, Motivation, Seigniorage, Selection, Research
JEL Classification: E31, E42, E52, E58
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