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Dabrowski, Marek (2021): Thinking Beyond the Pandemic: Monetary Policy Challenges in the Medium-to Long-Term, CASE Reports, No. 504

CASE Reports. ISBN: 978-83-7178-718-8. CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, 2021. No. 504.
The economic characteristics of the COVID-19 crisis differ from those of previous crises. It is a combination of demand- and supply-side constraints which led to the formation of a monetary overhang that will be unfrozen once the pandemic ends. Monetary policy must take this effect into consideration, along with other pro-inflationary factors, in the post-pandemic era. It must also think in advance about how to avoid a policy trap coming from fiscal dominance. This paper 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 18 March 2021.