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Eurozone Debt Monetization and Helicopter Money Drops: How Viable can this be?

Published Online: 23 Sep 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 6 (2017) - Issue 3 (September 2017)
Page range: 5 - 15
Received: 25 Sep 2016
Accepted: 21 Jan 2017
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2336-9205
First Published
11 Mar 2014
Publication timeframe
3 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

After the outburst of the recent financial crisis, the subsequent unconventional monetary acting that seemed to be a veritable revolution tends to become a norm. This paper makes an effort to employ the modern monetary theory framework to address the nowadays recession in the Eurozone through the prism of debt perpetuation and the more drastic helicopter money drops. Dynamics of debt monetization and issues of its sustainability are examined in connection to its free liquidity injections capacity. The aim of this paper is to try to cast some light on the potential of overt money financing in the Eurozone (EZ) and its consequences on the ECB’s credibility and the maintenance of its efficacy.

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