16 September 2019

Michael Heise

Chief Economist of Allianz SE
  • The ECB should seek to replace the bank’s relatively narrow inflation objective with a broader target range, an economist argues. Photo: Bloomberg

    The ECB needs new inflation rules

    - Jul 3, 2019 9:56am
    The upcoming change of leadership at the European Central Bank represents an opportunity – if not an obligation – to review the Bank’s policy framework. The ECB can take credit for major achievements during Mario Draghi’s...
  • The eurozone may not be perfect, but it is good enough to last. Photo: Bloomberg

    Should Germany leave the Euro?

    - Sep 10, 2015 9:16am
    The debate about whether Greece should leave the eurozone has revived the idea that Germany, and other similarly strong economies, would best serve the rest of the continent if they were the ones to exit the...
  • Resolute fiscal policy and reforms have helped Ireland regain confidence of international investors, offering a valuable lesson for Greece. Photo: Bloomberg

    Ireland’s lesson for Greece

    - Apr 24, 2015 9:33am
    Greece’s government, led by the left-wing Syriza party, is demanding a new deal from its European creditors, claiming that the bailout program provided by the “troika” (the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the...