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On the Fast Track to EU Accession

On the Fast Track to EU Accession »

Source: On the Fast Track to EU Accession : Macroeconomic Effects and Policy Challenges for Estonia

Volume/Issue: 1999/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Günther Taube , and Rene Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857382

Keywords: transition, economic integration, EU accession, current account deficit, accession candidates, capital inflows, common market, free trade

This paper assesses the macroeconomic impact and policy challenges related to Estonia’s prospective accession to the EU and its potential adoption of the euro. Our analysis of the trade, financial, and fisca...

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries »

Source: Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries : Progress and Future Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2003/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Allan , and Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857955

Keywords: EU Accession, budget activities, fiscal policy, annual budget, fiscal management, Public Economics: General,

This paper discusses the findings of fiscal transparency reports on standards and codes (ROSCs) for most EU accession candidate countries. Emphasis is given to the need to establish effective and accountable medium...

Competitiveness in Central-Europe

Competitiveness in Central-Europe »

Source: Competitiveness in Central-Europe : What Has Happened Since EU Accession?

Volume/Issue: 2009/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872682

Keywords: Competitiveness, exchange rate, EU accession, domestic demand, export prices, trade flows, trade partners, world demand,

Since EU accession, trade flows have exhibited strong dynamics in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE). During the period leading to the current global turmoil, the region has also experienced continuous exchange rate appr...

Capital Account Liberalization, Capital Flow Patterns, and Policy Responses in the EU's New Member States

Capital Account Liberalization, Capital Flow Patterns, and Policy Responses in the EU's New Member States »

Source: Capital Account Liberalization, Capital Flow Patterns, and Policy Responses in the EU's New Member States

Volume/Issue: 2005/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsófia Árvai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451862324

Keywords: EU accession, capital account, capital inflows, current account, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper discusses the experience of the EU's eight new member countries (EU8) between 1995 and 2003 when the bulk of capital account liberalization took place, focusing on interest-rate-sensitive portfolio flows...

Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone

Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone »

Source: Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone

Volume/Issue: 2000/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anne Gulde , Juha Kähkönen , and Peter Keller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451974928

Keywords: Currency boards, European Economic and Monetary Union, European Union, Euro Area, EU accession, EMU, euro, currency board, exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Historically, countries with currency board arrangements (CBAs) have experienced lower inflation and higher growth than those with other regimes. The experiences of three candidates for EU membership with CBAs (Est...

European Union Enlargement and Equity Markets in Accession Countries

European Union Enlargement and Equity Markets in Accession Countries »

Source: European Union Enlargement and Equity Markets in Accession Countries

Volume/Issue: 2005/182

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera , and Tomás Dvorák

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451862010

Keywords: asset pricing, international financial integration, EU enlargement, accession countries, stock prices, world market, market integration, stock price, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The announcement of the European Union enlargement coincided with a dramatic rise in stock prices in accession countries. This paper investigates the hypothesis that the rise in stock prices was a result of the rep...

Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in Eu Accession Countries in the Run-Up to Euro Adoption

Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in Eu Accession Countries in the Run-Up to Euro Adoption »

Source: Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in Eu Accession Countries in the Run-Up to Euro Adoption : Weathering Uncharted Waters

Volume/Issue: 2004/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Istvan Szekely , and Ádám Kóbor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451843439

Keywords: Markov regime-switching model, EU accession countries, probability, exchange rate, correlations, foreign exchange, probabilities, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Slovakia,

The paper analyzes foreign exchange market volatility in four Central European EU accession countries in 2001-2003. By using a Markov regime-switching model, it identifies two regimes representing high- and low-vol...

Exchange Rate Regimes in Selected Advanced Transition Economies

Exchange Rate Regimes in Selected Advanced Transition Economies »

Source: Exchange Rate Regimes in Selected Advanced Transition Economies : Coping with Transition, Capital Inflows, and EU Accession

Volume/Issue: 2000/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2000

ISBN: 9781451974119

Keywords: Estonia, Exchange rate regimes, European Union, Capital inflows, Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Transition economies

Since beginning economic transition, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia have—with much success—employed diverse exchange rate regimes. As these countries approach EU accession,...

Financial Sector Evolution in the Central European Economies

Financial Sector Evolution in the Central European Economies »

Source: Financial Sector Evolution in the Central European Economies : Challenges in Supporting Macroeconomic Stability and Sustainable Growth

Volume/Issue: 2001/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nancy Wagner , and Dora Iakova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856187

Keywords: banking system, transition, EU accession, Central Europe, banking, banking sector, recapitalization, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Financial Economics

This paper takes stock of the current state of development of the financial systems in five Central European transition economies (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia) that are al...

Real Convergence to EU Income Levels

Real Convergence to EU Income Levels »

Source: Real Convergence to EU Income Levels : Central Europe From 1990 to the Long Term

Volume/Issue: 2001/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guorong Jiang , Peter Doyle , and Louis Kuijs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856644

Keywords: Transition, EU accession, growth, growth accounting, Central Europe, tfp, capital stock, gdp growth, economic growth, total factor productivity

The paper discusses factors likely to shape the nature and pace of economic growth of five Central European transition countries now engaged in accession to the European Union. It is organized around the standard g...