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 characteristics, monetary policy has uneven effects across the euro area. To tackle this, more targeted monetary policy tools should be developed.
The outcomes of the ECB’s strategic review show how much progress was made on civil society demands such as climate action and the inclusion of housing prices in inflation data. However, the ECB failed to depart from the status quo in terms of its core monetary policy tasks. Nonetheless, the ECB’s commitment to carry out periodic reviews, as soon as in 2025) are good foundations for working towards a more effective and fair monetary policy.
Interview: “If helicopter money is not an option, there are not many other tools left in the toolkit”
Positive Money Europe is calling on the European Central Bank to make debt-free payments to every eurozone resident to combat the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. In this article translated from Alternatives Economiques, our Executive Director Stanislas Jourdan explains the concept in full.
The Eurogroup is about to miss the opportunity to make the ECB’s Board gender-equal for the first time in history.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has adopted a new inflation target objective. We expect a similar change from the European Central Bank (ECB) when it concludes its Strategic Review in mid-2021. But the ECB will need to do much more than revising its inflation target if it wants to ensure speedy recovery and growth.