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European Central Banks monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferences

Thierry Warin, William Sanger

Article (2018)

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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 ECBs 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.
Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Research Center: CIRANO - Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations
Funders: CIRANO, Professorship in Data Science for International Business (HEC Montréal, Canada), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Grant number: 752-2015-1366
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/5169/
Journal Title: Data in Brief (vol. 20)
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.061
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.061
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 16:36
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 13:32
Cite in APA 7: Warin, T., & Sanger, W. (2018). European Central Banks monetary policy decisions: A dataset of two decades of press conferences. Data in Brief, 20, 794-798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.08.061

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