In this paper we extend Svensson’s (CEPR Discussion Paper 940, April 1994) “simplest test” of inflation target credibility inside a Bayesian econometric framework and obtain various estimates of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy credibility. Overall, our empirical evidence suggests that the strategy followed by the European Central Bank was successful in building a satisfactory degree of reputation. However, we find some significant credibility reversals concerning both anti-inflationary and anti-deflationary credibility. These reversals, in turn, are closely related to the evolution of the cyclical macroeconomic conditions in the euro area.

"Assessing European Central Bank's Credibility During the First Years of the Eurosystem: A Bayesian Empirical Investigation"

TRONZANO, MARCO ROBERTO;
2010

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In this paper we extend Svensson’s (CEPR Discussion Paper 940, April 1994) “simplest test” of inflation target credibility inside a Bayesian econometric framework and obtain various estimates of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy credibility. Overall, our empirical evidence suggests that the strategy followed by the European Central Bank was successful in building a satisfactory degree of reputation. However, we find some significant credibility reversals concerning both anti-inflationary and anti-deflationary credibility. These reversals, in turn, are closely related to the evolution of the cyclical macroeconomic conditions in the euro area.
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