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The Effective Lower Bound for the Policy Rate in Euroized Economies-An Application to the Case of Albania

The Effective Lower Bound for the Policy Rate in Euroized Economies-An Application to the Case of Albania »

Volume/Issue: 2018/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido della Valle , Erald Themeli , Romain Veyrune , Ezequiel Cabezon , and Shaoyu Guo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345313.001

ISBN: 9781484345313

Keywords: Monetary policy, Europe, Albania, interest rate lower bound, euroization, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Albania

Based on the experience of the Bank of Albania, the paper proposes a framework to estimate the interest rate lower bound in small, open, and euroized economies. The paper introduces a stylized monitoring tool to as...

Euroization Drivers and Effective Policy Response: An Application to the case of Albania

Euroization Drivers and Effective Policy Response: An Application to the case of Albania »

Volume/Issue: 2018/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido della Valle , Vasilika Kota , Romain Veyrune , Ezequiel Cabezon , and Shaoyu Guo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484338728.001

ISBN: 9781484338728

Keywords: Dollarization, Europe, Financial stability, Albania, Central banks and their policies, euroization, and reserve requirement, reserve requirement

This paper proposes a methodology to develop empirically based and theoretically consistent deeuroization policies. It is derived from the experience of Albania. The paper is the first attempt to provide an empiric...

Albania
			: Selected Issues

Albania : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/374

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332672.002

ISBN: 9781484332672

Keywords: Europe, Albania

Selected Issues...

Late to the game? Capital flows to the Western Balkans

Late to the game? Capital flows to the Western Balkans »

Volume/Issue: 2017/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593501.001

ISBN: 9781475593501

Keywords: Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Capital flows, Croatia, Europe, Albania, Foreign direct investment, Western Balkans, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Comparative Studies of Countries

The boom and bust in capital flows to the New Member States of the European Union have received a considerable amount of attention; foreign direct investment and bank flows to the region and countries' participatio...

Albania
			: Ninth and Tenth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement, and Proposal for Post-Programmonitoring-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Albania

Albania : Ninth and Tenth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement, and Proposal for Post-Programmonitoring-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Albania »

Volume/Issue: 2017/64

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583441.002

ISBN: 9781475583441

Keywords: Albania, Europe

This paper discusses Albania's Ninth and Tenth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring. All performance criteria were met, although of the three indicative targets were misse...

Albania
			: Eighth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Albania : Eighth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2016/289

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475532807.002

ISBN: 9781475532807

This paper discusses Albania's Eighth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria . All performance criteria at the end of April 2016 were met with comfortable margins...

Europe
			: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Europe : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts »

Volume/Issue: 2016/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sheila Quinn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475520088.001

ISBN: 9781475520088

Keywords: Gender budgeting, Europe, fiscal policies and administration, gender inequality

This paper surveys European gender budgeting efforts, which have enjoyed sustained support for more than a decade and a half. In a number of countries, gender budgeting led to significant changes in budget legislat...

Albania
			: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement, and Request for Waiver of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Albania

Albania : Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement, and Request for Waiver of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Albania »

Volume/Issue: 2016/142

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475519426.002

ISBN: 9781475519426

Keywords: good, debt, public debt, financial stability, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of recent economic developments, outlook, and risks of the Albanian economy. Over the past few years, Albania has successfully maintained macroeconomic stability amid a turbulent ext...

Albania
			: Selected Issues

Albania : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484379097.002

ISBN: 9781484379097

Keywords: growth, capital, potential output, gdp, credit

This paper aims to determine how much of the economic slowdown of Albania is owing to cyclical conditions and how much to a reduction in potential growth. The analysis shows that average growth in 2009-14 dropped b...

Albania
			: Fifth and Sixth Review under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Albania

Albania : Fifth and Sixth Review under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Albania »

Volume/Issue: 2016/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498379175.002

ISBN: 9781498379175

Keywords: tax, revenue, monetary fund, inflation, debt

Background: In February 2014, the Executive Board approved a three-year Extended Arrangement with access equivalent to SDR 295.42 million (492.4 percent of quota). So far, four purchases totaling the equivalent of...