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Proposals for a policy mix in the euro area: Chapter 3

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  • Georg Feigl

    (Institute of Anatomy)

  • Markus Marterbauer
  • Miriam Rehm
  • Matthias Schnetzer
  • Sepp Zuckerstätter
  • Lars Andersen
  • Thea Nissen
  • Signe Dahl
  • Peter Hohlfeld
  • Benjamin Lojak
  • Thomas Theobald
  • Achim Truger
  • null null

    (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK))

  • Guillaume Allegre

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Céline Antonin

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Christophe Blot

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Jérôme Creel

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Bruno Ducoudre

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Paul Hubert

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Sabine Lebayon
  • Sandrine Levasseur

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Hélène Périvier

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Raul Sampognaro

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Aurélien Saussay

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Vincent Touze

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Sébastien Villemot

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Xavier Timbeau

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

Abstract

Since 2009, central banks have implemented expansionary policies to support activity and prevent industrialized economies from falling into deflation. In a recessionary environment, policy rates reached an effective lower bound (ELB) which has led central banks to resort to unconventional measures. These policies have resulted in an expansion of their balance sheets, reflecting liquidities provided by central banks to the financial system and asset purchases. These actions have raised many questions about their impact on real activity because recovery has been weak in the Eurozone, notably compared to the United States and the United Kingdom (see chapter 1). In the following, we focus on ECB policies’ impact on investment (section a) and on the impact of credit conditions on investment (section b). Questions have also been raised concerning the possible responsibility of monetary policy in generating financial bubbles (section c). The end of QE finally raises the issue of next engine of growth for the euro area (section d).

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  • Georg Feigl & Markus Marterbauer & Miriam Rehm & Matthias Schnetzer & Sepp Zuckerstätter & Lars Andersen & Thea Nissen & Signe Dahl & Peter Hohlfeld & Benjamin Lojak & Thomas Theobald & Achim Truger &, 2016. "Proposals for a policy mix in the euro area: Chapter 3," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/507k5irkeb8, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/507k5irkeb8dsr5lfban5c9lgb
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    Policy Mix; Monetary Policy; Credit; Investment;

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