Report12 October 2016Updated one week ago

Helicopter Money 2016

Can helicopter money be the answer to slow growth and low inflation across Europe? Our survey finds adopting a previously untried policy may only have limited effects 

Executive summary

Imagine a helicopter flying over a country and dropping money on the people below: if those people spend that money, would that boost the economy? This ING International Survey special report surveys almost 12,000 people in 12 countries to investigate how people might actually behave in the event of such a helicopter drop and what the effects might be.