Central bank governors in EU & political affiliations

Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik is a visiting researcher at Leiden University. He can be contacted at: l.ennser-jedenastik@fsw.leidenuniv.nl  Over recent decades it has become the norm for central banks to be made formally independent from governments and political actors. Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik writes that despite this insulation …