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Governing Council of the European Central Bank Corpus 1999-2018

This corpus covers all English language speeches made by members of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from the period 1999-2016 that could be found on the websites of the European Central Bank and the Euro area central banks. It is published here as part of the outputs of the Jean Monnet Chair European Union Data and Democracy Project led by Dr. James P. Cross. The project is hosted in the Connected_Politics Lab at University College Dublin and was completed in collaboration with Dr. Derek Greene.

If you make use of this corpus, please consider citing the associated paper:

  • Cross, J.P. and Greene, D., 2020. Talk is not cheap: Policy agendas, information processing, and the unusually proportional nature of European Central Bank communications policy responses. Governance, 33(2), pp.425-444. BibTeX Preprint

The published version of this study can be found here

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