In 2010, the European Central Bank (ECB) purchased bonds issued by Greece and other euro zone economies

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In 2010, the European Central Bank (ECB) purchased bonds issued by Greece and other euro zone economies with excessive government debt. This bailout raised a number of concerns, as discussed in the Economist. “Even as the bank’s dealers were pushing cash into the bond markets of selected euro-zone countries, its president was trying to reassure Germans that the ECB had not lost its independence.”
a. What risks would be created by a loss of ECB independence?
b. Does it matter what people think of ECB independence?
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Macroeconomics

ISBN: 9780132109994

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Authors: Glenn Hubbard, Anthony Patrick O'Brien, Matthew P Rafferty

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