Trust and the Role of Central Banks artwork
TrustTalk - It's all about Trust

Trust and the Role of Central Banks

  • E60
  • 19:31
  • January 12th 2023

Trust in Central Banks is critical for the effectiveness of a monetary policy, and for reaching price stability. Today's guests, Carin van der Cruijsen (senior researcher at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Central Bank of the Netherlands) and Jakob de Haan (professor of political economy at the University of Groningen, Netherlands) talk about the importance of explaining monetary policy actions to the general public, the need for financial knowledge, the relation between trust and inflation, the main driver of trust in financial institutions, and the communication sensitivity of communication by financial markets.

TrustTalk - It's all about Trust

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Severin de Wit
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I am fascinated by trust. I spent most of my professional life as an attorney-partner at several international law firms. In 2010 I started a network consultancy in intellectual property, IPEG (Intellectual Property Expert Group). I am also chairman of the Netherlands foundation "Stichting PleitAcademie", a certified training institute for attorneys and law professionals. With the TrustTalk podcast and the blog (, I am pursuing my passion for trust. Nothing works without trust. Want to know more about me? visit

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