Does Quantitative Easing Contribute to Income Inequality?

August 26th, 2013 by Kara in Case Studies, Economics

  Background to Quantitative Easing As Quantitative Easing (QE) lacks an extensive history, the monetary technique, despite recent use by numerous central banks, is fraught with controversy However, QE is associated with some negative side effects, making it a last resort strategy used after traditional methods – such as when official interest rates are near zero – have been exhausted. One of the apparent downsides is QE increases income inequality. Is this claim legitimate? Income Inequality Income Inequality (II) is defined as the unequal distribution of income within a population. Using Government Yields to Measure ...

Ethox Centre University of Oxford, blogs about Institute’s work

August 19th, 2013 by Kara in News

The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford posted a blog on the work of the Institute. Kate Hicks ends her blog with these thoughts, “This blogger concludes that when moral and financial bankruptcy have the (market) freedom to collide, the field will be fertile for development of a value-enriched financial system. Until then it is up to organisations such as the Seven Pillars Institute to take to that field with all the chivalric heroism they can muster – may the sparring commence!”