What should the ECB do to address the Coronavirus crisis?

Stanislas Jourdan | 11 March 2020

There is little point in slowing down the contagion by forcing the economy to accelerate. Instead of blunt stimulus measures, the ECB must respond to the Coronavirus by launching targeted support for …

European Parliament shows ECB’s role for climate change has become consensual

Alessia Del Vasto | 14 February 2020

In a report adopted this week, the European Parliament confirmed that the ECB has to directly address climate change in its policies.

Why the ECB needs to look at helicopter money now

Positive Money Europe | 13 February 2020

If Christine Lagarde is sincere in her conviction that the European Central Bank’s strategic review should be open-minded and “turn each and every stone”, she must persuade the Governing Council to op …

It is time to include housing prices into the ECB’s inflation index

Stanislas Jourdan | 16 January 2020

The ECB’s primary mission is to maintain consumer price stability, but while doing so it omits an important item of household consumption: the cost of housing. It is now time to fix this strange excep …

Green QE is about more than buying climate-friendly bonds

Stanislas Jourdan | 7 January 2020

The recent declarations of new European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde on the possible role of her institution in the fight against climate change have revived pushbacks from central bankers …


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