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How Does Zombie Credit Affect Inflation? Lessons from Europe

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Even after the unprecedented stimulus by central banks in Europe following the global financial crisis, Europe’s economic growth and inflation have remained depressed, consistently undershooting projections. In a striking resemblance to Japan’s “lost decades,” the European economy has been recently characterized by persistently low interest rates and the provision of cheap bank credit to impaired firms, or “zombie credit.” In this post, based on a recent staff report, we propose a “zombie credit channel” that links the rise of zombie credit to dis-inflationary pressures.

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  • Viral V. Acharya & Matteo Crosignani & Tim Eisert & Christian Eufinger, 2020. "How Does Zombie Credit Affect Inflation? Lessons from Europe," Liberty Street Economics 20201222, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednls:89227
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    zombie lending; undercapitalized banks; disinflation; firm productivity; Eurozone;
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    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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