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Fast growth in 2021, but not for everybody
GIS Dossier: The dilemmas of the ECB’s monetary policy
Experts have long been gravely concerned about the negative side effects that could result from the eurozone’s prolonged ultra-easy credit. However, reversing the monetary policies of the European Central Bank has proven economically and politically risky. The coronavirus crisis has made the challenge even harder.
The future of public debt
With the Covid-19 crisis pushing debt to record heights in many countries, it is worth wondering how they will ever pay it back. Several solutions have been proposed, from inflating the debt away, to deeply negative interest rates, to debt cancellation. All of these have severe flaws however, and in ...
GIS Dossier: The shifting grounds of EU banking rules and supervision
Bank regulators are forced to close their eyes again to vulnerabilities that made the 2008 banking industry meltdown possible. They need to ensure that banks continue supporting the real economy during the pandemic. For instance, capital requirements are being softened and regulatory relief given so banks can lend as much as possible ...
The ECB’s wobbly ‘bridge function’
After the financial crisis of 2008, EU leaders decided that the European Central Bank needed supervisory powers over banks. Initially, the project successfully helped rein in bad practices and clean up banks' balance sheets. However, if the ECB's supervisory and monetary policy-setting functions are not kept separate, it could lead ...
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Problems at the European Central Bank
Excluding the European Central Bank from the democratic process by law is supposed to protect it from political interference. Yet trouble has long simmered at of the world’s most independent central banks. Gain insight into the mechanics of its latest, most significant crisis with this special offer.
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