CommBank Global Economic & Markets Update podcast

What is helicopter money?

July 28, 2020

In our latest Podcast Joseph Capurso, Head of International Economics discusses “helicopter money” with Belinda Allen, Senior Economist.  This topic has received more attention in recent months due to some prominent economists and central bankers openly discussing its costs and benefits. In the Podcast they discuss the difference between helicopter money, monetary financing and quantitative easing as well as when monetary financing may be appropriate.  A discussion of some of the costs of what at first glance appears ‘free money’ also takes place.

 

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