Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Bernard Laurens , Martin Sommer , Marco Arnone , and Jean-François Segalotto
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 April 2007
Keywords: political autonomy, economic autonomy, central bank, monetary fund,
We calculate indexes of central bank autonomy (CBA) for 163 central banks as of end-2003, and comparable indexes for a subgroup of 68 central banks as of the end of the 1980s. The results confirm strong improvement...