Policy advocacy for economies in deep recessions

    Impact: Public Policy Impact


    The world financial crisis and recession of 2007-2009, and the continued stagnation of global economies, has raised the question of how governments and central banks should respond in deep recessions. Prof. Evans and colleagues have shown using macroeconomic models with adaptive learning that after large pessimistic shocks, a rapid switch to aggressive monetary easing is required and aggressive fiscal policy may be needed. To achieve policy impact this work has been presented in numerous central bank conferences, and it has caught the attention of several members of the US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC). The policies of the FOMC since 2008 have been consistently aggressive, despite public criticism and even dissension within the FOMC itself. This research has provided important academic support for the application of these policies.
    Impact statusOpen
    Category of impactPublic Policy Impact


    • REF2014 case study