Program: Monetary

Quantitative Easing Is Back – But Will It Help the Real Economy?

| 15 August 2016
Blog, Monetary | Tags: QE
Last week the Bank of England surprised commentators with the scale of its post-Brexit monetary stimulus package. It included a new £70bn round of quantitative easing (QE), the first since 2012, as well as the more widely predicted 0.25% cut to interest rates. The idea ... continue reading

Central Banking and Inequality – Taking Off the Blinders

, and | 16 June 2016
Blog, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Ethics, Inequality
Since the financial crisis, the relative importance of monetary policy in the toolbox of macroeconomic policies has increased. In parallel, we have seen a renewed social and political concern with rising inequalities in income and wealth. However, the two trends are rarely connected.[1] Despite studies ... continue reading

Finance, Growth and Inequality

and | 31 March 2016
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Financial Markets, Inequality
Finance is the lifeblood of modern economies, but too much of the wrong type of finance can hamper economic prosperity and social cohesion. We have taken a holistic approach to study the consequences of finance for the inclusiveness of growth, in the spirit of the ... continue reading

Monetary Policy According to HANK

, and | 10 March 2016
Monetary, Working Papers | Tags: Inequality, Interest Rates
We revisit the transmission mechanism of monetary policy for household consumption in a Heterogeneous Agent New Keynesian (HANK) model. The model yields empirically realistic distributions of household wealth and marginal propensities to consume because of two key features: multiple assets with different degrees of liquidity ... continue reading

The Transmission of Monetary Policy through Redistributions and Durable Purchases

and | 19 January 2016
Monetary, Working Papers | Tags: Inequality, Lump-Sum Transfers, Sector Bias
This paper studies a redistribution channel for the transmission of monetary policy. Using a tractable OLG setting ... continue reading