by Alessia Del Vasto | Mar 13, 2020
By refusing to affirm the ECB’s willingness to “close spreads” on the Italian bonds market, Christine Lagarde’s mistakenly caused major indignation among citizens, politicians, and financial markets. But while Lagarde’s ambiguous comments were devastating, they mostly reveal the Eurozone’s flawed architecture.
by Stanislas Jourdan | Jan 16, 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 exception which induces biases in the design of the ECB’s monetary policy.
by Stanislas Jourdan | Jan 7, 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 and financial commentators against “green quantitative easing”. However, the critics have often misrepresented what campaigners actually want.
by Positive Money Europe | Jul 29, 2019
The team of Positive Money Europe has compiled a list of books on monetary policy, banking and finance which are definitely worth adding to your reading list.
by Positive Money Europe | Mar 4, 2019
The number one fear of global business leaders right now is that the economy will fall into a new recession this year.
by Positive Money Europe | Feb 12, 2019
We were sad to learn of the death of Bernard Lietaer, one of the leading monetary reformers, on February 4th.