• Summary

  • Every week, we discuss topical economic themes from a European perspective and provide perspective on key macro data news.
    Klaus Adam
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  • Jul 22 2022

    We critically review and discuss the major decisions elements of the important July 2022 ECB Governing Council meeting.

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    20 mins
  • Jul 15 2022

    We discuss whether the ECB tightening path implied by current market prices is sufficient for getting inflation under control in the Euro Area. We highlight the role played by the neutral real rate, the slope of the Phillips curve and inflation expectations for inflation dynamics going forward.

    The ECB working paper by Marta Banbura und Elena Bobeica that we mention in the podcast is available here:


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    24 mins
  • Jul 8 2022

    Periods of high real interest rates are historically associated with high productivity growth and a high marginal product of capital. We discuss to what extent this implies that the expected increase in real interest rates due to ECB tightening measures will increase the marginal product of capital and productivity growth.

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    20 mins

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