The History of the Bundesbank: Lessons for the European Central Bank

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Index

a
Accountability 128 -30, 149 -52
Adaptive adjustment process 73
Anti-EMU manifestos 4
Anti-inflationary policy 45
Austria 118

b
Banco de España 131
Bank deutscher Länder 49
Bank of Canada 132 , 133
Bank of England 129 , 132 , 133 , 135 , 137 , 138 , 147 -8
Bank of Japan 140
Banque de France 129 , 131 , 137
Bargaining co-ordination 97 , 105 , 113 , 114 , 117 , 118
Bargaining restraint 104
Belgium 136
Benchmark model 76 -81
Bertrand competition 106
Boskin Commission 69
Break-even point 75 -6, 88
Bretton Woods 16 , 45 , 47 , 56 , 57 , 61
Budget balance 49
Budget constraint 79
Budget deficits 24 , 27 , 34 -5, 46
Budget volume 24
Bundesbank:
accountability 129 , 149 ;
lessons for the ECB 1 -5;
monetary policy 125 ;
standard for monetary policy 143 -4;
statutes 126 ;
strategy 132 ;
structure 9
Bundesbank Council 6 , 8 , 11
Bundesbank Directorate 8
Bundesländer 11
Bundesrat 7 , 8 , 11
Bundestag 7
Business cycle neutral budget 24

c
Calmfors-Driffill competition effect 107 , 109
Calmfors-Driffill curve 110 , 111
Calmfors-Driffill hump 102 , 111
Capital income taxation 78
Cash reserve ratios 137 , 139
Cash reserve requirements 137 -9
CDU 21
CDU/CSU 8 , 21
CDU/CSU-FDP 21
Central bank autonomy (CBA) 104 , 105
Central bank conservatism 105
Central bank independence xiii , 127
Central bank policy stance (POLCB)46 , 47
Central banking, public choice approach to 44 -6
Chirac, Jacques 3
Coalitions 8
Cobb-Douglas technology 81
Competition-decreasing effect 102
Competition-induced strategic non-neutrality (CISNN) 109 , 111
Conflict indicators 37 , 44 -7
Conflict model 12 -13, 24 , 46 , 47
Conflict variables 46 -9
Conflicts:
basic reaction function 51 ;
extended reaction function 53 ;
impact on policy variables 54
Conservative central bank (CBI) 97 -8, 114 -15;
inflation 98 -9;
review of emerging theoretical syntheses and extensions 103 -14;
review of standard argument 98 -100;
standard theory 103 , 117
Constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) 79
Consumer price index (CPI) 68 , 71 , 90 , 133 ;
estimated bias 72 ;
inflation 49

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures viii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xii
  • 1 - Introductory Remarks on 50 Years of the Bundesbank 1
  • 2 - How Independent Is the Bundesbank Really? 6
  • Notes 39
  • 3 - The Bundesbank’s Reaction to Policy Conflicts 43
  • Notes 63
  • 4 - From Low Inflation to Price Stability in Germany 67
  • Notes 94
  • 5 - Credibly Conservative Monetary Policy and Labour-Goods Market Organisation 97
  • 6 - Monetary Policy of the Ecb 125
  • References 142
  • 7 - The European Central Bank as a New Institution and the Problem of Accountability 143
  • References 155
  • Index 157
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