Europäische Geldpolitik Und Zombiefizierung
Austrian Institute Paper No. 21 (2018)
Date Written: June 1, 2018
While unemployment and bankruptcies in Europe are steadily on decline, the number of so-called zombie banks, zombie companies and zombie states is growing in the shadow of the ECB’s persistent ultra-easy monetary policy. This development is reminiscent of a return to planned economic structures and makes it much more difficult to exit from the very loose monetary policy. However, an exit is crucial to halting the zombification process which undermines free-market principles and growth, and disrupts social peace.
JEL Classification: B31, E58, G28