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Measuring Communication Quality of Interest Rate Announcements

Jonathan Benchimol
Itamar Caspi
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We use text-mining techniques to measure the accessibility and quality of information within the texts of interest rate announcements published by the Bank of Israel over the past decade. We find that comprehension of interest rate announcements published by the Bank of Israel requires fewer years of education than interest rate announcements published by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. In addition, we show that the sentiment within these announcements is aligned with economic fluctuations. We also find that textual uncertainty is correlated with the volatility of the domestic financial market.
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emse-04624983 , version 1 (25-06-2024)

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Jonathan Benchimol, Itamar Caspi, Sophia Kazinnik. Measuring Communication Quality of Interest Rate Announcements. Economists' Voice, 2023, 20 (1), pp.43-53. ⟨10.1515/ev-2022-0023⟩. ⟨emse-04624983⟩

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