ECB Monetary Policy Response to the GFC

ECB Monetary Policy Response to the GFC

Trevor Pugh

20 years: Trading & hedge funds

The European monetary union was created without the required fiscal union to back it up. Trevor discusses the consequences of this reality in terms of monetary policy implementation in response to the 2008 Financial Crisis.

The European monetary union was created without the required fiscal union to back it up. Trevor discusses the consequences of this reality in terms of monetary policy implementation in response to the 2008 Financial Crisis.

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ECB Monetary Policy Response to the GFC

14 mins 13 secs

Overview

The impact of the crisis was severe on peripheral European countries. In an attempt to combat this, the European Central Bank (ECB) were slow and ineffective in their responses, given its singular focus on inflation.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify the effects of the Crisis on the Eurozone area

  • Judge whether the monetary policy responses were effective to combat the crisis

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