Escaping the fragility trap

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Development Institutions and economics Poverty and income inequality

Bank performance under negative interest rates

Jose A. Lopez, Andrew Rose, Mark Spiegel 02 October 2018

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The decision of the Danmarks Nationalbank to lower its policy rate below zero in July 2012 was an important extension of monetary policy. We have had non-standard monetary policies, such as quantitative easing and forward guidance, since the Global Crisis of 2008, but negative nominal interest rates in Denmark represented an unprecedented leap across the mythical zero lower bound (ZLB). Of course, the ZLB has subsequently proven to be quite porous, as Switzerland, Sweden, the euro area, and Japan have also enacted negative rates.

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Topics:  Monetary policy

Tags:  interest rates, banks, zero lower bound, monetary policy

Euro area reform: An anatomy of the debate

Jean Pisani-Ferry 02 October 2018

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A year ago, a group of 14 French and German economists, of which I was one, joined forces with the aim of forging common proposals for euro area reforms. Our fear, as expressed in an initial op-ed, was that their two countries would settle on a “small bargain” that “would not make the euro area more stable” and that might “induce a false sense of security”.1

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Topics:  EU institutions

Tags:  euro area reform, 7 + 7 Group, 7 + 7 report

The impact of innovation

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Economics and journalism: Insights from EconPublic

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Financial innovation and asset prices

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South Asia’s transport corridors can become engines of growth

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English in Europe

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Economists and Scientists on Twitter: A Tale of Two Styles?

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The economics of persecution

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