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Economic Perspectives, 25, 2nd, No. 2, May 2001
Central banking and the economics of information
Advances in the economic management of information have worked pervasive change throughout the world economy and its financial system. Change due to the adoption of electronic computing and communications has been highly visible. Another kind of advance, in the design of organizations (including financial institutions) to allow them to function well in private-information environments, has been equally significant. In this article, I examine how both types of advance affect a key sector of the financial system: central banking.


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