By Nicolo Fraccaroli | Posted on 25 May 2022

Highlights • We explore if party ideology influences how legislators speak to central banks. • We apply text analysis to the European Central Bank’s parliamentary hearings. • We find that...


By Nicolo Fraccaroli | Posted on 10 October 2021

This paper investigates whether parliamentary hearings are effective in holding central banks accountable against their mandates. To this end, it applies text analysis on the hearings of the Bank of...


By Davide Romelli | Posted on 30 August 2021

Previous scholarship on central bank accountability has generally focused on monetary authorities' deeds and words while largely ignoring the other side of the accountability relationship, namely politicians' voice on monetary...