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The Way the World Thinks About Easy Monetary Policy Is Changing

The side effects of quantitative easing are under fresh scrutiny.
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Goncalves: BOJ Not Admitting QE Doesn’t Work

It happened so quickly.

While analysts and economists had long debated the efficacy of quantitative easing — the central bank bond purchase programs aimed at lowering borrowing costs to stimulate the economy and stoke inflation — the narrative surrounding such efforts is rapidly shifting. In recent months, there's been a growing recognition of the limits and downsides to this particular form of monetary easing, underscored by the Bank of Japan's policy changes announced on Wednesday.