In the latest episode, Danae Kyriakopoulou speaks to Ricardo Reis, Arthur Williams Philip professor at the London School of Economics. They compare the causes of and outlook for inflation in the US and euro area and discuss how fiscal stimulus packages will feed into the European Central Bank’s reaction function ahead of its monetary policy meeting on 10 June. They explore the longer-term implications of continued monetary policy accommodation on fiscal-monetary policy interactions and potential tensions, including the question of central bank independence. They also take a deep look into the evolving nature of central bank communication strategies and how the ECB’s track record has differed across its policy communications from inflation and quantitative easing to changes in sovereign debt spreads.
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