ECB must add quality to quantity – remarks at ECB Listens

On 21 October 2020, the European Central Bank organised its very first exchange of views with civil society organisations. At this occasion, I had the opportunity to address the ECB President Christine Lagarde and chief economist Philip R. Lane. Here are the full remarks I made on behalf of Positive Money Europe during the “ECB Listens” event: As external observers,

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Green QE is not about green bonds

A recurring misinterpretation of “Green QE” is that central banks should restrict their asset purchases solely to green bonds. This op-ed was originally published on FT Alphaville on December 18, 2019 The recent declarations of new European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde on the possible role of her institution in the fight against climate change have revived pushbacks from central bankers and financial

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