COVID SME Evergreening Proposal: Inverted Economics

March 22, 2020

Business needs a pause. Inverse policy prescriptions: dos-and-don'ts are reversed
promote evergreening
(i) carrot: offer banks cheap central bank refinancing for rolled-over loans
(ii) stick:  strictly enforce NPL




COVID19 Liquidity Life Line

Throwing COVID Liquidity Life-Line

March 17, 2020

Enable firms to pay
(i) wages (Kurzarbeit scheme) and
(ii) other cash outflows by 
granted (super senior) loans that are paid back like taxes over 8 years

Proposal by Markus Brunnermeier, Jean-Pierre Landau, Marco Pagano, and Ricardo Reis