Private Shareholding and Public Interest: An Analysis of an Eclectic Group of Central Banks

26 August 2014
Publication Type: Policy Brief, Working Paper
JEL Code: E02, E40, E49, E50, E58

Although the title seems to be a contradictio in terminis, this paper shows that there are a small eclectic number of central banks with private shareholders. This paper reviews this selected group of central banks on which surprisingly little has been published. The first challenge is to identify these central banks, as no “generally accepted” or standardised list of such central banks exists, and very little has been published that identifies or compares them.

Working paper 457
1 August 2014
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