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The Corona Crisis - is this the time for Helicopter Money?

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This paper first describes the basic idea of Helicopter Money and the context in which it evolved from Milton Friedman’s famous 1969 essay until today. We discuss the challenges facing advanced economies, to which Helicopter Money has been proclaimed a possible solution. The paper provides a review of the recent debate around Helicopter Money and discusses the effectiveness of this tool in the current and future crises.

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  • Marc C. Adam, 2020. "The Corona Crisis - is this the time for Helicopter Money?," Basic Papers 1, Forum New Economy, revised Apr 2020.
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    Keywords

    Helicopter Money; central bank; fiscal policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt

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