Surveys

Post Covid-19 Potential Output in the Eurozone

Summary

A majority of the CfM-CEPR panel of macroeconomic experts on the European economy predict a 2-5% decline in the level of potential Eurozone GDP, but no impact on potential the long-run growth rate.

Background

The December 2020 CfM-CEPR survey asked members of its European panel to estimate the loss in the level and growth rate of potential GDP in the Eurozone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Covid’s Long-run Impact on the Eurozone Economy

Should the ECB Reformulate its Inflation Objective?

Summary

The European Central Bank (ECB) is in the process of reviewing its monetary policy strategy. A majority of CfM-CEPR panel members support allowing inflation to exceed 2% following periods when inflation has been below target and making more explicit its secondary objective of supporting economic growth and full employment. Only a minority supports increasing the inflation target itself.

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