The Zero Interest Rate Conundrum


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Zero Interest Rate Conundrum
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Thursday, 01 September
Schulhäusl groß
90 minutes
English
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A Zero Interest Rate Policy has the goal of stimulating economic activity by allowing lower costs of borrowing, which then makes investments more attractive. The associated increase in money supply is a driver of inflation which endangers the stability of an economy. How can this puzzle be solved, and what are the economic policy implications? How can we boost economic growth on the one hand while ensuring stable prices and financial stability on the other hand?

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Speaker

Magnus Brunner

Finance Minister Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
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Speaker

Andreas Treichl

President European Forum Alpbach