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Financial Repression — Ein neues Umfeld für die Finanzmärkte?


  • Guido Zimmermann
  • Florian Baier


High levels of debt caused by the financial crisis are forcing countries to take measures to reduce debt. Financial repression is a debt reduction opportunity based on measures imposed on the financial markets by governments which manifests itself primarily in lower real interest rates. Financial repression is regarded as another characteristic of a “new normality” in the global economy with low potential growth rates and low interest rates, high levels of public debt as a result of the financial crisis. The article describes this phenomenon and attempts to evaluate its empirical relevance. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • Guido Zimmermann & Florian Baier, 2012. "Financial Repression — Ein neues Umfeld für die Finanzmärkte?," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(9), pages 599-604, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:9:p:599-604
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1426-8

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    E43; E52; E63;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy


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