1. Research

Die dunklen Seiten des QE: Vergemeinschaftung von Schulden durch die Hintertür, Enteignung der Sparer und Blasenbildung

1. November 2016
Das Eigenlob der Europäischen Zentralbank für Ausmaß und Kreativität ihrer Geldpolitik seit 2012 ist zunehmend unangebracht. Tatsache ist vielmehr, dass der Euroraum seit der berühmten „Whatever it takes“-Rede von Herrn Draghi im Jahr 2012 kaum Wachstum, dafür aber die schlechteste Arbeitsmarktentwicklung aller wichtigen Industrienationen, nicht tragfähige Verschuldungsquoten sowie eine weit hinter dem eigenen Ziel zurückbleibende Inflation verzeichnet. Die Argumente für die Intervention der EZB werden zunehmend schwächer, mittlerweile dominieren die negativen Folgen. Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit fünf Schattenseiten der aktuellen Geldpolitik. [mehr]

Weitere Dokumente von David Folkerts-Landau

14 Dokumente
24. März 2021
David Folkerts-Landau, Group Chief Economist & Global Head of Research and Peter Hooper, Global Head of Economics have just published an updated outlook for the global economy and financial markets. The report is titled ‘Goldilocks with Inflation Risk’ and outlines how Goldilocks could be about to enter the global economy as conditions appear just right for strong growth. [mehr]
1. Februar 2021
The quick development of highly effective vaccines and, of course, expectations of huge fiscal stimulus in the US had made investors optimistic about global growth. However, their hopes were recently dampened as vaccination campaigns were slow to start and, in Europe, experienced supply problems. Furthermore, concerns about more infectious COVID mutations have led to prolonged and more restrictive lockdowns which have weighed on business and consumer sentiment. That has stopped the equity market uptrend for now. [mehr]
15. Dezember 2016
Germany remains an anchor of steadiness with an undisputed role as leader in Europe and is the only country that comes close to being on a par with America. This story of success is based on many structural factors, some of which complement and mutually reinforce each other. We group them as follows: (1) Macropolicies focused on stability and growth (2) Institutions grounded in German ‘ordoliberalism’ (3) Global companies with unique structures (4) An equitable system of social security and cooperative social partners (5) A long-term perspective by companies and citizens with the willingness to forgo immediate reward – in our view the most important factor in the success. The combination of innovative, multinational companies, functioning institutions and highly skilled workers will, in our view, maintain Germany’s competitiveness and prosperity into the future. German politicians are therefore confronted with the increasing challenge of holding the eurozone together. However, if anti-euro movements gain the upper hand in key partner countries, thereby increasing the disruptive risks, there may be a reassessment in Germany of the euro’s costs and benefits. [mehr]
8. November 2016
It was obvious that the Chinese government was not amused when, in light of the ever-expanding list of German technology companies being bought up by Chinese investors, the German Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel spoke of the lack of reciprocation in Chinese investment conditions for German companies. According to press reports, in the first half of this year alone, Chinese companies invested at least EUR 8 billion in German companies. [mehr]
1. November 2016
While European central bankers commend themselves for the scale and originality of monetary policy since 2012, this self-praise is increasingly unwarranted. The reality is that since Mr Draghi’s infamous “whatever it takes” speech in 2012, the eurozone has delivered barely any growth, the worst labour market performance among industrial countries, unsustainable debt levels, and inflation far below the central bank’s own target. While the positive case for European Central Bank intervention is weak at best, the negative repercussions are becoming overwhelming. This paper outlines the five darker sides to current monetary policy. [mehr]
23. Juni 2016
What this victory for the Leave campaign ends up meaning for the future of Britain is debatable. What is not in doubt is that Europe without its brightest star will be a darker place. Adding to the gloom is the fact this was avoidable. Britain voting to go it alone mirrors a wider distrust in the European project – a manifestation of its weak economic situation. [mehr]