Quantitative easing is a form of monetary policy used to stimulate an economy where interest rates are either at, or close to, zero.
It involves a central bank buying financial assets, and its effect is to increase the money supply.
The financial assets bought are usually central government debt.
- Asset Purchase Facility
- Asset purchase programme
- Balance sheet reduction policy
- Cash in the new post-crisis world
- Central bank
- Fiscal policy
- Helicopter money
- Monetary policy
- Money supply