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La Banque Centrale Européenne ou le Seigneur des euros

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  • Jérôme Creel
  • Jacky Fayolle

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This article assesses the first three working years of the ECB. This assessment is ambivalent: related to the precariousness of the European expansion, the ECB?s action appears too constrained by a very low inflation target. However, compared to the behaviour of the FED, the ECB seems show more inertia than excess of prevention. The FED is reactive and gradual: gradualism means the ability to implement at right time a clear and progressive orientation of the short-term rates. Inertia means lags and hesitations of the monetary policy. The ECB is the heiress of Bundesbank, but the difficulties to consolidate its reputation will push it to take into account the « good practices « of Anglo-Saxon central banks. Moreover, and whatever the critics its action can cause, it seems that the ECB was less restrictive than the action of Bundesbank would have been in similar circumstances. JEL codes : E52, E58.

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  • Jérôme Creel & Jacky Fayolle, 2002. "La Banque Centrale Européenne ou le Seigneur des euros," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(5), pages 175-210.
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    1. Angel Asensio, 2007. "Inflation targeting drawbacks in the absence of a 'natural' anchor," Post-Print halshs-00189225, HAL.
    2. Jérôme Creel & Éloi Laurent & Jacques Le Cacheux, 2007. "Politiques et performances macroéconomiques de la zone euro. Institutions, incitations, stratégies," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 249-281.
    3. Jérôme Creel & Jacky Fayolle, 2002. "La Banque centrale et l'Union monétaire européennes : les tribulations de la crédibilité," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(5), pages 211-244.
    4. Harry Garretsen & Bas van Aarle & Florence Huart, 2006. "Chocs et règles de politique économique en UEM," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 173(2), pages 43-63.
    5. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/2942 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Ludovic Desmedt & Matthieu Llorca, 2016. "L’euro, le bourdon et le banquier central," Post-Print hal-01430375, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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