Inflation – A historical look at its causes

Max Engel | 10 December 2021

Amidst soaring inflation, central bankers should avoid panicking prematurely and compare the current situation to that of stagflation as seen in the 1960s and 1970s. Even persistent inflation has caus …

Concerned about housing costs? Don’t put your faith in the ECB

Marc Beckmann | 9 December 2021

In its new strategy, the ECB decided that housing costs should be better reflected in the inflation index. However, this won’t address citizens’ concerns. If there is anything the ECB can do about the …

Does monetary policy work against workers?

Positive Money Europe | 29 November 2021

A new study finds that ECB’s monetary policy affects the wage share of companies and thereby the distribution of income between workers and shareholders. Given that these effects differ by firm charac …

Webinar: The ECB’s Neglected Secondary Mandate (Video)

Marc Beckmann | 23 November 2021

A recording of Positive Money Europe’s new webinar on the ECB’s neglected secondary mandate is now available online. 

European Parliament pushes Lagarde to discuss new accountability regime

Alessia Del Vasto | 22 November 2021

Acting on a long-standing recommendation from Positive Money Europe, the European Parliament’s ECON Committee announced last week that it is ready to negotiate a new accountability framework with the …


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