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dr. C.G.F. (Christiaan) van der Kwaak

Assistant Professor
dr. C.G.F. (Christiaan) van der Kwaak
E-mail:
c.g.f.van.der.kwaak rug.nl

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My research focuses on the macroeconomic effects of monetary and fiscal policies in Southern Europe during the recent sovereign debt crisis. In this research, I employ state-of-the-art theoretical macroeconomic (DSGE) models. A key ingredient of these models is commercial banks that own large amounts of risky sovereign debt. These models provide policymakers with answers to questions such as whether a financially weak government should provide public funds to support a weak banking sector, how effective fiscal stimuli are in such an environment, and whether recent unconventional monetary policies of the European Central Bank were effective in stimulating economic growth.

Keywords: Macroeconomics, Financial Intermediation, Financial Fragility, Unconventional Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy
Last modified:04 June 2020 12.25 p.m.

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