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Roundtable: Monetary Policy in the EU
The Hegemony of Central Bankism and Authoritarian Neoliberalism as Obstacles to Human Progress and Survival

January 26, 2021

Jeremy Leaman, Loughborough University

Macroeconomic policy within the so-called advanced economies has, for more than four decades, been dominated by “central bankism” and its ideological cousins, monetarism, ordo-liberalism and supply-sidism.
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The Hegemony of Central Bankism and Authoritarian Neoliberalism as Obstacles to Human Progress and Survival

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Opening up ECB’s Black Box and Painting it Green – the Monetary Policy Mandate in the Age of New Challenges and Uncertainty

January 18, 2021

Agnieszka Smoleńska, European Banking Institute

How to assure sufficient democratic control of central banks, in particular those in advanced economies?.
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Opening up ECB’s Black Box and Painting it Green – the Monetary Policy Mandate in the Age of New Challenges and Uncertainty

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The Distributive Impact of Central Banks’ Quantitative Easing Program

January 18, 2021

Brigitte Young, University of Münster

An important and still contested issue is the introduction of unconventional monetary policies of central banks in high-income countries. Quantitative Easing (QE) was first introduced in Japan in the 1980s to stimulate the economy.
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The Distributive Impact of Central Banks’ Quantitative Easing Program

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Post-Crisis Central Banking and the Struggle for Democratic Oversight in Europe – a Trilemma and a Paradox

January 18, 2021

Sebastian Diessner, European University Institute and London School of Economics

The European Central Bank is in the process of reviewing its strategy, having vowed to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in a quest to render its monetary policy framework ‘fit for years to come’.
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Post-Crisis Central Banking and the Struggle for Democratic Oversight in Europe – a Trilemma and a Paradox

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Beneath the Spurious Legality of the ECB’s Monetary Policy

January 4, 2021

Marco Dani, University of Trento, Edoardo Chiti, Sant'Anna Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pisa, Joana Mendes, University du Luxembourg, Agustín José Menéndez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Harm Schepel, University of Kent, Michael A. Wilkinson, London School of Economics

Asked recently whether the European Central Back (ECB) would provide debt relief to Eurozone Member States by cancelling their bonds that it holds, President of the ECB Christine Lagarde replied categorically that it would not, because the Treaty forbids it.
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Beneath the Spurious Legality of the ECB’s Monetary Policy

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Will Bateman, Quantitative Easing, Quasi-Fiscal Power and Constitutionalism

November 19, 2020

Will Bateman, Australian National University

Unconventional monetary policies, particularly quantitative easing (QE), have pushed central banks into unchartered territories, triggering anxieties about (hyper-)inflation, asset bubbles and central bank credibility.
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Will Bateman, Quantitative Easing, Quasi-Fiscal Power and Constitutionalism

Current Scholarship
The Janus Faces of Money, Property, and Governance: Fiscal Finance, Empire, and Race

Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College

This paper contributes to the literature on racial capitalism by deploying a key insight of the Law and Political Economy tradition, which is that politics acting through the law plays a constitutive role in the monetary hardwiring of economies and their property rights.
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