[Article] European Central Bank׳s monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferences

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European Central Bank׳s monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferencs

Thierry Warin https://www.warin.ca (HEC Montréal & CIRANO (Canada))https://www.hec.ca/en/profs/thierry.warin.html , William Sanger https://avantgarde.cirano.qc.ca/staff/william-sanger (Polytechnique Montréal & CIRANO (Canada))https://avantgarde.cirano.qc.ca/staff/william-sanger
08-28-2018

Abstract

The dataset gathers all press conferences in text form made by the first three Presidents of the European Central Bank since its inception in 1998. Press conferences are composed of two elements: (1) introductory statements and (2) questions and answers (Q&A) from journalists. They serve as the main communication vehicle about the monetary policy decision of the ECB׳s Governing Council. From 1998 to 2016, a total of 205 press conferences have been delivered. The dataset is structured into two main sections: (1) 205 introductory statement of the Presidents of the ECB explaining the monetary policy of the Institution and (2) 205 answers provided by the Presidents to the journalists, hence a total of 410 statements (914,499 words or 3050 pages) about the monetary policy and its context, in text form.

Keywords: European Central Bank, Monetary Policy


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Warin & Sanger, "www.warin.ca: [Article] European Central Bank׳s monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferences", Data in Brief, 2018

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@article{warin2018[article],
  author = {Warin, Thierry and Sanger, William},
  title = {www.warin.ca: [Article] European Central Bank׳s monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferences},
  journal = {Data in Brief},
  year = {2018},
  note = {https://warin.ca/posts/article-european-central-bank-monetary/},
  doi = {10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.061}
}