26. September 2016

Geldpolitik Draghische EntscheidungenArrow

Seit 2008 zieht die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) ein geldpolitisches Instrument nach dem anderen aus dem Hut, um die Märkte zu stabilisieren, die Wirtschaft zu beleben oder – wie derzeit – die Inflation anzukurbeln. Weil bislang nicht alle erhofften Wirkungen eingetreten sind, soll EZB-Chef Mario Draghi nach dem Willen einiger Ökonomen noch tiefer in die geldpolitische Trickkiste greifen. Doch das ist nicht notwendig. Denn tatsächlich wirkt die Niedrigzinspolitik – auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. mehr auf iwd.de

The Contribution of Supply and Demand Factors to Low Inflation
IW-Kurzbericht, 20. September 2016

Michael Hüther / Markus Demary IW Monetary Outlook: The Contribution of Supply and Demand Factors to Low InflationArrow

Eurozone inflation underperforms since the beginning of 2013 and monetary policy struggles to stabilize it since then. The items of the aggregate inflation rate indicate that low inflation is due to both supply and demand factors and weak demand is caused by indebtness and unemployment. Additional monetary policy measures are not required in the current situation because monetary policy has long lags when economies are indebted and it already helped to reduce cyclical unemployment. mehr

Why the ECB is not to blame for low interest rates
Gastbeitrag, 15. September 2016

Markus Demary auf EUROPP Why the ECB is not to blame for low interest ratesArrow

In the latest set of EU stress tests, several German lenders performed poorly. As Markus Demary writes in EUROPP (Blog of LSE about European Politics and Policy), some of this performance has been blamed on low interest rates squeezing the profitability of lenders. He argues that while the ECB has frequently been blamed for this situation, the reality is more complex and instead reflects long-term trends which can only be addressed by lasting structural reforms. mehr