I Was Going To Write About The Reserve Bank Of Australia, But…

I was going to write about the Reserve Bank of Australia this evening.

But then I spent some time this afternoon on the RBA website, read some of their publications and just couldn’t be bothered.

Their graphs suck compared to the RBNZ graphs. They even have a more “corporate” sounding tone.

What can we infer about Australian monetary policy from their attitude towards graphics in publications?

Well, actually a lot more than you might think.

An organisation that doesn’t make sure the charts and tables are beautiful is likely to be more careless about their models and their research is more likely to have gaping holes in it.

Just an assertion, of course.