Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations and the Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in the Euro Area, Monetary Dialogue, September 2014

15-09-2014

This compilation looks at the pros and cons of the of Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs). The notes discuss whether the TLTROs framework may prove effective to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism by supporting bank lending to the real economy. The notes have been requested by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) of the European Parliament as an input for the September 2014 session of the Monetary Dialogue between the Members of the ECON Committee and the President of the ECB.

This compilation looks at the pros and cons of the of Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs). The notes discuss whether the TLTROs framework may prove effective to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism by supporting bank lending to the real economy. The notes have been requested by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) of the European Parliament as an input for the September 2014 session of the Monetary Dialogue between the Members of the ECON Committee and the President of the ECB.

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Daniel GROS, Cinzia ALCIDI and Alessandro GIOVANNINI (Centre for European Policy Studies) ; Charles WYPLOSZ (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)