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Retaking the Greek Test NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyFor about five years now, Greece has been giving the euro area authorities a test in economics and politics. The test must be retaken until the authorities produce the right answers.How should Europe deal with a country that has l...
Blogs review: QE and central bank solvency (continued) NEW
Bruegel blog 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-Setton What’s at stake: Our previous review suggested reasons for believing that central bank financial strength was a non-issue, even within the particular institutional set-up of the euro area. Yet ce...
Greek choices after the elections NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasIn the days ahead of the Greek snap elections on 25 January 2015 a huge range of opinions has appeared on what Greece and its lenders should do. A large group of people are saying that Greek public debt is unsustainable and a sig...
The ECB has fired its bazooka NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Days, 9 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. Wolff, Silvia MerlerThe ECB announced today an expansion of its asset purchases, to include securities issued by European agencies and institutions, as well as central government in the euro area. Purchases are intended to be cont...
Oil and the dollar will complicate the U.S. revival NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Days, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillAt the start of 2015, two familiar features dominate the global economic outlook: continuing turbulence in financial markets and the relative strength of the US recovery. One  aspect of America's superior performance, t...
The ECB’s bond-purchase dilemma NEW
Bruegel blog 5 Days, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. Wolff, Marcel Fratzscher, Michael HütherGerman opposition to government-bond purchases by the European Central Bank is solidifying ahead of the programme’s likely announcement on January 22. Elections in Greece that cou...
Deepening the economic and monetary union NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 6 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Authors: Thank you for inviting me at Bruegel. I’m very happy to have the occasion to speak here for the first time since I moved to Brussels in November. Let me begin by saying how useful high quality and truly European think tanks like Brueg...
QE and central bank solvency NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 7 Hours ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: The European Central Bank will most likely reveal on Thursday its plans for a program of sovereign bond buying, as it steps up its efforts to stave the eurozone off deflation. In a pre...
Die EZB ist verpflichtet, ihr Mandat zu erfüllen NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 9 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. Wolff, Marcel Fratzscher, Michael HütherDie Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) wird wohl am 22. Januar ein Ankaufprogramm für Staatsanleihen ankündigen. Die Sorgen über die Auswirkungen und die Effektivitä...
Real exchange rates after the Swiss tsunami NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Hours ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasThe surprise abolition of the 1.2 Swiss franc/euro exchange rate floor by the Swiss National Bank sent shock waves across currency markets. The instant reaction was an appreciation of the Swiss franc by more than 30 percent,...
The ECJ suggests OMT is compatible with the Treaty, but not with the Troika. NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerIn September 2012, the European Central Bank announced its new Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT). The programme – very successful in easing tensions on sovereign bond markets – foresees the possibility to purchase...
Why a Grexit is more costly for Germany than a default inside the euro area NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt Darvas, Pia HüttlA few days ago the influential IFO Institute published a short paper suggesting that a Greek default inside the euro-area would cost Germany €77.1 billion, while a default combined with an exit from the euro...
Backward guidance, Chinese style NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaSince early 2014, the People’s Bank of China (PBC), the Chinese central bank, has deployed multiple policy tools to loosen its monetary policy stance, including cutting its benchmark bank interest rates, relaxing mortgage term...
Sovereign QE and national central banks NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffInflation continues to fall. The first outright deflation numbers since 2009 have been recorded and inflation expectations are clearly dis-anchored. Inflation is now clearly below the 1.7 to 1.9 percent range and inflation ex...
The nod-and-wink lender of last resort NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyAt his press conference on December 4, 2014, the ECB President Mario Draghi was asked if the ECB would be pari passu with other creditors. Mr. Draghi replied:“[…] we don't want to cause unintended monetary policy...
Six reasons why we should not invest too much hope in lower oil prices NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Authors: Georg ZachmannThe crude oil price halved from $105/barrel on 1 July 2014 to less than $50/barrel in January 2015 – an unprecedented fall that will have repercussions beyond the energy sector. In value terms, oil is the most i...
An investment plan for Europe NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Authors: Dear Guntram, dear participants, Many thanks for the opportunity to debate our investment plan. As a leading Central Banker said, it is the only plan around, so that means that we need to make it a good one. I would be happy to address you...
The price of oil in 2015 NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillIn late 1979, I began work on my PhD thesis, an empirical investigation of the OPEC surplus and its disposal. It was the end of a decade in which oil prices had undergone two dramatic increases, and most of the various geniu...
The deflation naysayers NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: As the euro area experiences decreasing prices for the first time since 2009, not all economists are aboard the anti-deflation bandwagon, arguing that the worries expressed about...
How to reduce the Greek debt burden? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt Darvas, Pia HüttlThe Greek debt reduction issue has been put back on the table as the 25 January 2015 parliamentary snap elections are approaching. Already in November 2012, Eurogroup conclusions stated that “Member sta...