Thema Geldpolitik

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DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2014

Weak Inflation and Threat of Deflation in the Euro Area: Limits of Conventional Monetary Policy

Inflation in the euro area has been below the European Central Bank's target for almost a year now and it is also expected to remain at a very low level in the near future. On the one hand, such a low level of inflation is not in line with the ECB's objective. On the other hand, there is the risk that this situation will lead to a slide into deflation. In view of the ECB's historically low policy rates, ...

2014| Kerstin Bernoth, Marcel Fratzscher, Philipp König
Diskussionspapiere 1382 / 2014

Unconventional Monetary Policy and Money Demand

This paper investigates the usefulness of the money demand relationship in times of unconventional monetary policies by cointegration methods. In contrast to the bulk of the literature, evidence in favour of a stable long run money demand function is presented both for the US and the euro area. Results are based on standard monetary aggregates, i.e. MZM for the US and M3 in case of the euro area. The ...

2014| Christian Dreger, Jürgen Wolters
Diskussionspapiere 1365 / 2014

On the Relationship between Public and Private Investment in the Euro Area

This paper explores the long run relationship between public and private investment in the euro area in terms of capital stocks and gross investment flows. Panel techniques accounting for international spillovers are employed. While private and public capital stocks are cointegrated, the evidence is quite fragile for public and private investment flows. They enter a long run relationship only after ...

2014| Christian Dreger, Hans-Eggert Reimers
DIW Wochenbericht 12 / 2014

Schwache Preisentwicklung und Deflationsgefahr im Euroraum: Grenzen der konventionellen Geldpolitik

Die Inflationsrate im Euroraum liegt seit knapp einem Jahr unterhalb der von der Europäischen Zentralbank angestrebten Zielmarke und wird voraussichtlich auch in der kommenden Zeit auf einem sehr niedrigen Niveau verharren. Zum einen steht eine solch geringe Inflation nicht im Einklang mit der Zielsetzung der EZB, zum anderen besteht in dieser Situation die Gefahr, in eine Deflation abzurutschen. Angesichts ...

2014| Kerstin Bernoth, Marcel Fratzscher, Philipp König
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Basil J. Moore's Horizontalists and Verticalists: An Appraisal 25 Years Later

In 1988 Basil Moore published his book Horizontalists and Verticalists: The Macroeconomics of Credit Money, which this year celebrates its 25th birthday. We discuss this book from today's perspective, and in particular whether Moore's main assertions have been validated or rejected by the development of central bank practice and academic monetary economics. We find that the book has impressively stood ...

In: Review of Keynesian Economics 1 (2013), 4, S. 383-390 | Ulrich Bindseil, Philipp König
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2013

Nachhaltige europäische Konsolidierungspolitik - Chancen und Herausforderungen: Editorial

2013| Dorothea Schäfer, Willi Semmler, Brigitte Young
DIW Economic Bulletin 11/12 / 2013

TARGET Balances - An Anchor of Stability

The debate about TARGET2, the payment system of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), has resulted in controversial discussions in Germany in recent years. The present study by DIW Berlin concludes that fears often expressed in this context of the risks to Germany are largely unfounded. Germany is - in contrast to what is often claimed - one the beneficiaries of the Target system. In particular, ...

2013| Marcel Fratzscher, Philipp König, Claudia Lambert
Diskussionspapiere 1339 / 2013

Fiscal Adjustment and Business Cycle Synchronization

Using a panel of annual data for 20 countries we show that synchronized fiscal consolidation (stimulus) programmes in different countries make their business cycles more closely linked, especially in the case of fiscal adjustments lasting 2 or 3 years. We also find: (i) little evidence of decoupling when an inflation targeting regime is unilaterally adopted; (ii) an increase in business cycle synchronization ...

2013| Luca Agnello, Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Ricardo M. Sousa
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