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Understanding helicopter money

Delis, Manthos (2020): Understanding helicopter money.

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Abstract

What are the policy tools in times of economic crises? What are the tools that governments and central banks have against the coronavirus crisis? This article briefly explains how several types of monetary policy can currently work, placing an emphasis on a form of helicopter money directed to affected firms. The proposition is that this type of monetary policy should be avoided in general, but it might yield beneficial results in the current European economy.

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