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The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme- limits and risks


  • Grégory Claeys
  • Alvaro Leandro


Highlights The European Central Bank (ECB) has made a number of significant changes to the original guidelines of its quantitative easing (QE) programme since the programme started in January 2015. These changes are welcome because the original guidelines would have rapidly constrained the programme’s implementation. The changes announced expand the universe of purchasable assets and give some flexibility to the ECB in the execution of its programme. However, this might...

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  • Grégory Claeys & Alvaro Leandro, 2016. "The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme- limits and risks," Policy Contributions 12814, Bruegel.
  • Handle: RePEc:bre:polcon:12814

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