Seminario “Self-Fulfilling Crises and Central Bank Communication” (with Felipe Shalders)

Presenta:  Raphael Galvão (Universidad Alberto Hurtado)

Lugar y hora: Miércoles 3 de Abril de 2019, 12:30 hrs, Sala P 301, Edificio Placa (Diagonal Paraguay 257)

Abstract: This paper studies how much information a Central Bank should release to less informed private agents. Agents have dispersed information about the state of the economy, and their actions are strategic complements. Thus, the Central Bank’s public disclosure of information can generate an undesirable coordination among agents and self-fulfilling crises. We show that the Central Bank will choose an information structure that sends only two messages. We characterize the optimal information structure and prove that it retains the uniqueness equilibrium property of global games. We also show that, without the ability to commit to an information disclosure rule, the Central Bank could be worse off by releasing public information.

Datos del Evento

Fecha de inicio:
03 de Abril, 2019 | 12:30 hrs.

Fecha de término
03 de Abril, 2019 | 13:30 hrs.