|Author (Person)||Blot, Christophe, Hubert, Paul, Labondance, Fabien|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: DG Internal Policies|
|Publisher||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Union|
|Series Title||EPRS In-Depth Analysis|
|Series Details||PE 658.196|
|Publication Date||November 2020|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
The outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis has triggered a new wave of uncertainty, which may amplify the negative effect of the crisis. Based on several uncertainty measures, we show that inflation in the euro area is negatively affected by higher uncertainty. However, uncertainty does not impair the transmission of monetary policy. Consequently, the ECB should consider uncertainty in its reaction function in order to fulfil its mandate.
This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) ahead of the Monetary Dialogue with the ECB President on 19 November 2020. The analysis is part of the series Monetary Dialogue Papers.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Monetary Affairs|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|