About: Monetary policy

Economy & Jobs 06-02-2020

Why the ECB needs to look at helicopter money now

If Christine Lagarde is sincere in her conviction that the ECB’s strategic review should be open minded and “turn each and every stone”, she must persuade the Governing Council to open a discussion on helicopter money, argue Stanislas Jourdan and Eric Lonergan.
Economy & Jobs 09-01-2018

In 2018, expect the euro area economy to put on the brakes – but not for the reason you may think

The euro area economy has at last started to begin recovering convincingly from the past decade’s two recessions. But two big factors will moderate growth in 2018, writes Ilaria Maselli, citing the ageing workforce in Germany as being of particular concern.
Carmelo Cedrone and Joost Van Iersel, Rapporteurs on the recent EESC Own-initiative Opinion "Completing EMU: The political pillar"
Euro & Finance 17-06-2015

Completing the European Monetary Union

In order to support Europe's position in the world, concrete initiatives must be undertaken that strengthen the European Monetary Union (EMU), writes Joost van Iersel.
Michael Heise, Chief Economist at Allianz SE [Project Syndicate]
EU Priorities 2020 28-08-2014

A European lost decade?

Europe's economic woes resemble Japan’s situation in the 1990s, which led to a 'lost decade' of economic stagnation and deflation from which the country is still working to recover. Michael Heise asks whether Europe will suffer a similar fate.

Keep it simple: Policy responses to the financial crisis

Lax regulation only played a "permissive role" in contributing to global financial instability, according to a paper recently published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and prepared by members of Italian business association Assonime.

Monetary policy of the eurozone and the European Central Bank

In this policy paper by the Fondation Robert Schuman, Jean-Francois Jamet outlines the European Central Bank'a (ECB) monetary policy and argues that it can not be solely held responsible for sluggish growth rates in the eurozone.

Monetary and exchange rate policy: a delicate balance

Some economists* have recently been wondering whether the present appreciation in the CEEC’ currencies ought not to prompt a revision of the central banks’ inflation targets, which are considered too low, in particular in the Central European countries, says an article in the latest issue of MINEFI-DREE elargissement 's Revue Elargissement.