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Quantitative easing

Quantitative easing refers to unconventional and accommodative monetary policies (such as large purchases of sovereign debt) which translate into an increase of the central bank’s balance sheet. In contrast to quantitative easing, qualitative easing involves a shift in the composition of the central bank’s assets towards riskier assets rather than an increase in their size.

Quantitative easing

Quantitative easing refers to unconventional and accommodative monetary policies (such as large purchases of sovereign debt) which translate into an increase of the central bank’s balance sheet. In contrast to quantitative easing, qualitative easing involves a shift in the composition of the central bank’s assets towards riskier assets rather than an increase in their size.

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