Institutional Publications

SEACEN Policy Analysis Issue #5

Publish Date: : February 2021
Author:: Brian Begalle


This issue, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Payments: An Introduction to Text Analysis Tools for Central Bankers", is authored by Brian Begalle. It explains some of the emerging technology tools that can be used to analyze text and applies them to a series of speeches by central bankers. The paper seeks to demonstrate how central bankers might begin to adopt use of these tools as a means of ensuring communication matches intent, in the moment and over time, as these tools become more readily adopted by the private sector.