2018 Nobel Prize Economics

"They ignored us in Europe, but when interest rates are at zero you have to use fiscal stimulus"

“They Ignored Us In Europe, But When Interest Rates Are At Zero You Have To Use Fiscal Stimulus”

Pablo Pardo | “In the 30s there was no econometrics and the economists could offer no advice on fiscal or monetary policy. In the last crisis the economists could offer ideas, say things like that, when interest rates are at zero, you have to use fiscal policy to stimulate the economy. This doesn’t mean that they listened to us. In Europe, for example, they pretty much ignored us,” explains William Nordhaus, Nobel laureate for economics in 2018.