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The ECB monetary policy response to the Covid-19 crisis

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  • Pablo Aguilar

    (Banco de España)

  • Óscar Arce

    (Banco de España)

  • Samuel Hurtado

    (Banco de España)

  • Jaime Martínez-Martín

    (Banco de España)

  • Galo Nuño

    (Banco de España)

  • Carlos Thomas

    (Banco de España)

Abstract

The ECB has responded forcefully to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis for the euro area economy. This paper reviews the different monetary policy measures adopted by the ECB since the COVID-19 outbreak and explains their rationale. It also looks at several analyses of the impact of some of the main measures on both the Spanish economy and that of the euro area as a whole.

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  • Pablo Aguilar & Óscar Arce & Samuel Hurtado & Jaime Martínez-Martín & Galo Nuño & Carlos Thomas, 2020. "The ECB monetary policy response to the Covid-19 crisis," Occasional Papers 2026, Banco de España.
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    Keywords

    European Central Bank; asset purchases; refinancing operations;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • 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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