Reference : The Parliamentary Scrutiny of Euro Area National Central Banks
Scientific journals : Article
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
Law / European Law
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/37750
The Parliamentary Scrutiny of Euro Area National Central Banks
English
Högenauer, Anna-Lena mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Howarth, David mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
28-Nov-2018
Public Administration
Wiley-Blackwell
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0033-3298
1467-9299
United Kingdom
[en] central bank ; parliament ; scrutiny ; independence ; accountability
[en] European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) involves several core principles for the organization of participating national central banks (NCBs / CBs), including their independence from political institutions. Early studies show that the level of national parliamentary scrutiny over euro area NCBs varied (Lepper and Sterne 2002). In this context, our article examines the extent to which parliaments make use of four distinct control mechanisms to hold CBs accountable. We explain the very different levels of parliamentary scrutiny over NCBs in Germany, France and Belgium during the 2013-2016 period. We find that the level of scrutiny depends principally on the presence of a longstanding tradition of CB independence — and specifically the manner in which independence has been politicized and interpreted by the political class. We argue that the strength of the parliament can also explain some variation.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/37750
10.1111/padm.12576
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/padm.12576
The final article is available through Wiley, at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/padm.12576.

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