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Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy

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  • Kollmann, Robert
  • Lubik, Thomas
  • Roeger, Werner

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Slow growth, low interest rates and low inflation have characterized the macroeconomic environment in the Euro Area and other advanced economies since the global financial crisis of 2008-09. In this economic landscape there are growing concerns that advanced economies will face continued stagnation. This has not abated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as the underlying trends and driving factors are still in force. This special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control consists of 8 papers that offer novel empirical and theoretical perspectives on slow growth, low interest rates and inflation rates, and discuss resulting challenges for macroeconomic policy. All papers were presented at a virtual conference organized by the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the European Commission and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on 5-6 November 2020.

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  • Kollmann, Robert & Lubik, Thomas & Roeger, Werner, 2021. "Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy," MPRA Paper 108979, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Secular stagnation; Low interest rates; Low inflation; Monetary and Fiscal Policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • 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
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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