on January 1, 2020
Why would answering this question require us to infer that there is indeed another reason to lower interest rates? the economists' colleagues are arguing for lowering interest rates in order to stimulate economic growth. The economists' argument is directly against this claim. So it is reasonable that the phrase "currently there is no need to lower interest rates" is in reference to lowering interest rates being sufficient for stimulating economic growth. So in other words, the economist is saying that there is no current need to lower interest rates in order to stimulate economic growth. Other reasons for lowering economic growth seems irrelevant in the context of the passage.
on January 15, 2020