CNB and CES seminar

The Czech National Bank and Czech Economic Society would like to invite you to a seminar on

Effective Monetary Policy Communication: The Role of the Message, Medium, and Messenger

Speaker: Michael Weber (University of Chicago)

“Inflation expectations of households and firms are central determinants in all dynamic macro models. Yet, empirical evidence suggests these decision makers form expectations in a way that deviates from the assumptions in these models: on average, inflation expectations are biased upwards, are substantially dispersed across individuals, and co-move strongly with the prices of selected goods such as milk or gas. In this talk, I discuss several stylized facts on subjective inflation expectations, their determinants, and how inflation expectations shape individuals’ consumption, savings, and investment decisions. Finally, I review the recent literature on how central banks should communicate with the general public and highlight the role of the policy message, the messenger, and the medium for the effectiveness of central bank communication.” (M. Weber)

The seminar will be chaired by CNB Deputy Governor Marek Mora.

Date and venue

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Time: at 10.00 a.m.
Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank (entrance: Senovážné náměstí 30, Prague)

Free entry.

Please confirm your attendance by 23 November 2022 at the latest by filling in the registration form available below.

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