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Title:A case for money in the ECB monetary policy strategy PDF Logo
Authors:Löchel, Horst
Polleit, Thorsten
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Arbeitsberichte der Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft 61
Abstract:One major outcome of the review of the ECB’s “two pillar monetary policy strategy”, which was published on 8 May 2003, has been the de facto downgrading of the hitherto prominent role assigned to the stock of money. According to the authors’ judgement, however, there is a strong theoretical and empirical rationale for the ECB monetary policy to pay close attention to the information content of money in the form of M3. However, the authors argue the ECB should make use of the so-called “price gap” or “real money gap” concept rather than the reference value as the latter runs the risk of giving misleading policy recommendations and compromising the indicator quality of the stock of money. Making use of M3 seems all the more rational as currently no better inflation indicator appears to exist in providing inflation forecasts in the euro area.
real money gap
excess liquidity
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20080825109
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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