DUBROVNIK, Croatia, June 14 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's chief economist on Friday torpedoed the idea of publishing its expected path for interest rates because it would suggest it is more certain about the outlook than it really is.

"We're fairly resolute in not publishing a forward policy path, in not doing a dot plot," Philip Lane told a conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The notion of a Federal Reserve-style plot charting policymakers' rate expectations was raised by fellow board member Isabel Schnabel earlier this year but quickly ran into resistance.

(Reporting by Francesco Canepa; Editing by Alison Williams)