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Central bank communication: reggae (!), transparency and trust

How has central bank communication evolved over the years? Why is it important for us to be transparent? How can increased transparency increase trust?

Communications experts Gabriel Glöckler and Siria Angino sit down with our host Katie Ranger to discuss these questions, and also share related music and movie recommendations in this episode of The ECB Podcast.

The views expressed are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Recorded on 11 May 2022 and published on 14 May 2022.

In this episode
How central bank communication has evolved over the years

The shift from secrecy to transparency, and why we looked at communication in our recent monetary policy strategy review.

Why central banks need to communicate in the first place

How good communication can make central bank policies more effective, and why transparency is an essential part of being accountable and building trust.

Is more communication always better?

Will this path towards more transparency lead to full openness for central banks?

Trust in central banks as institutions

The notion of institutional trust, the ingredients needed to build it, and the level of trust Europeans have in the ECB.

Different types of trust

The differences between reflective and instinctive trust and how each applies to the ECB.

Our guests’ hot tips

Our guests Gabriel Glöckler and Siria Angino share their related song and movie recommendations.