Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155605
Authors: 
Freytag, Andreas
Schnabl, Gunther
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6363
Abstract: 
The paper analyses the effects of the monetary policy crisis management of the European Central Bank on the economic order of Germany. It is argued that in post-war Europe the German social market economy as designed by Eucken (1952) and Müller-Armack (1966) has been a core element of growth, welfare, social cohesion and political stability in Germany and Europe as a whole. It is shown that the monetary policy rescue measures of the European Central Bank have undermined the constitutive principles of the German social market economy, what has considerably contributed to the erosion of (productivity) growth and welfare in Germany and Europe. As the outcome is crumbling social cohesion and growing political instability, a timely exit from ultra-expansionary monetary policy is postulated.
Subjects: 
economic order
social market economy
Soziale Marktwirtschaft
Germany
Walter Eucken
Alfred Müller-Armack
monetary policy
crisis management
JEL: 
B20
E14
B25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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