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John Simon

Discussion paper

Central bank communication: one size does not fit all

High-quality central bank communication can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy and is an essential element in providing greater central bank transparency. This paper investigates three important aspects of central bank communication - audience, readability and degree of reasoning.
Discussion paper

The property ladder after the financial crisis: the first step is a stretch but those who make it are doing ok

This paper investigates how things have changed since the global financial crisis for those stepping onto the property ladder in Australia.
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Productivity growth: the effect of market regulations

This paper explores the effects of product and labour market regulation on growth in total factor productivity (TFP) using panel data from 1974–2003 for 18 OECD countries. Our regressions are specified so that labour and product market regulations can affect productivity both individually and in...