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The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area
			: IMF Policy Analysis

The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis »

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305532.071

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

Among member states, many structural weaknesses were exposed when economic performance declined significantly and financial markets became more discerning. This book focuses on the analytical underpinnings of real-...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies1

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2002/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig , Selma Mahfouz , and Richard Hemming

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851038

Keywords: fiscal response, economic activity, fiscal multipliers, recession, fiscal expansions, fiscal contractions, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

Using data for advanced economies, this paper investigates whether factors identified in the theoretical and empirical literature explain the effectiveness of fiscal policy in responding to recessions. The results...

Chapter 1. Investment in the Euro Area: Why Has It Been Weak?

Chapter 1. Investment in the Euro Area: Why Has It Been Weak? »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

Investment across the euro area—both in real terms and as a percentage of GDP—remains below its precrisis level. Investment performance has been weaker than in most previous recessions and financial crises....

Chapter 2. Indebtedness and Deleveraging in the Euro Area

Chapter 2. Indebtedness and Deleveraging in the Euro Area »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

High debt in the euro area is weighing on growth. Countries that experienced a rapid increase in private sector debt in the run-up to the global financial crisis of 2008–09 have had worse economic outcomes—s...

Chapter 3. Rebalancing: Where Do We Stand and Where to Go?

Chapter 3. Rebalancing: Where Do We Stand and Where to Go? »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

Although relative price adjustments and current account improvements are taking place, more needs to be achieved to correct the imbalances within the euro area. Improvements in export performance remain depe...

Chapter 4. Fragmentation, the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area

Chapter 4. Fragmentation, the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The European Central Bank (ECB) has taken a range of actions to address bank funding problems, eliminate excessive risk in sovereign markets, and safeguard monetary transmission. As a result, the situation a...

Chapter 5. Possible Subordination Effects of Eurosystem Bond Purchases

Chapter 5. Possible Subordination Effects of Eurosystem Bond Purchases »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The debt restructuring in Greece in February—March 2012 effectively extended senior creditor status to Eurosystem bond purchases. By mid-February 2012, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national centra...

Chapter 6. An Early Assessment of Quantitative Easing

Chapter 6. An Early Assessment of Quantitative Easing »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The European Central Bank (ECB) has taken a series of easing steps since mid-2014, including a negative deposit facility rate and targeted longer-term refinancing operations to support new lending. In Septem...

Chapter 7. Fiscal Consolidation under the Stability and Growth Pact: Some Illustrative Simulations

Chapter 7. Fiscal Consolidation under the Stability and Growth Pact: Some Illustrative Simulations »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) continues to be at the core of European Union (EU) fiscal governance (Figure 7.1). The SGP was put in place to avoid excessive deficits and debt levels. However, fiscal sl...