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Economic research

The goal of economic research at the ECB is to provide a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making and to better communicate policy to the markets and the public. High-quality research is essential to ensure that the ECB is well equipped to cope with the unprecedented challenges associated with conducting a single monetary policy for a group of sovereign countries.

The most important task of economic research within the Eurosystem is to increase knowledge of the functioning of the euro area economy and, more specifically, to provide models, tools and analyses relevant to the conduct of monetary policy and the fulfilment of other tasks of the Eurosystem.

ECB researchers