01 Jun 2002

Fiscal and Monetary Policy for a Low-Speed Europe, 4th Annual Report of the CEPS Macroeconomic Policy Group

Daniel Gros

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This is the fourth in a series of annual reports produced by the CEPS Macroeconomic Policy Group (MPG), composed of distinguished economists from throughout Europe who have undertaken to carry out independent, in-depth research on current developments in the European economy. This year’s report documents two long-run developments: the decline of productivity in Europe and the growing ineffectiveness of fiscal policy. Against this background, the ECB’s room for manoeuvre is also explored and found to be inadequate.