Procedural Transparency in Latin American Central Banks Under Inflation Targeting Schemes. A Text Analysis of the Minutes of the Boards of Directors

Publicado en

  • Revista ESPE - Ensayos sobre Política Económica


  • The disclosure of the minutes of the Boards of Directors of central banks (procedural transparency within the inflation targeting (IT) literature) implies the challenge of sending a clear message. Regardless of whether the document released is a brief, moderate, or highly detailed (verbatim) account of a Board's discussion, its contents often align expectations and define an effective monetary policy to curb inflation. This paper provides a quantitative perspective of procedural transparency by performing a text analysis of the minutes of Board meetings in the central banks of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The study examined the lengths of the minutes, their frequent vocabulary (including its association with a predefined central-bank terminology), and their readability (through a reading ease index).

fecha de publicación

  • 2015

Líneas de investigación

  • Actas del banco central
  • Análisis por grupos
  • Análisis textual
  • Brasil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Medidas para la legibilidad
  • México
  • Perú

Página inicial

  • 76

Última página

  • 92


  • 33


  • 76