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Being Poor, Feeling Poorer
			: Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans

Being Poor, Feeling Poorer : Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans »

Volume/Issue: 2016/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475515060.001

ISBN: 9781475515060

Keywords: Poverty and inequality, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Poverty measurement, Cross country analysis

Emerging Europe has undergone a major economic transformation over the past 25 years. Most countries experienced initial drops in output during transition, followed by recovery in the second half of the 1990s. The...

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...

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...

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...

Late to the game? Capital flows to the Western Balkans

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

Source: 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

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...

Public Infrastructure in the Western Balkans: Opportunities and Challenges

Public Infrastructure in the Western Balkans: Opportunities and Challenges »

Source: Public Infrastructure in the Western Balkans : Opportunities and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2018/02

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ruben Atoyan , Dora Benedek , Ezequiel Cabezon , Jacques Miniane , Nguyen Ngoc Duy , and James Roaf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484337189

Keywords: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Infrastructure, Europe, Montenegro, Output growth, Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of

An assessment of public infrastructure development in the Western Balkans. The paper quantifies the large gaps across various sectors/dimensions, evaluates current infrastructure plans, and discusses funding option...

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 »

Source: Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 : Achievements And Remaining Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2002/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Volker Treichel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451974508

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Albania, Albania, macroeconomic stabilization, structural reform, deficit, interest, budget, balance of payments, interest rates

This paper assesses the effectiveness of stabilization policies and structural reforms in Albania since 1997 and seeks to identify the remaining key challenges in various policy areas. It also draws lessons for oth...

Statement by Carlo Cottarelli, Executive Director for Albania and Paolo Di Lorenzo, Advisor to the Executive Director, February 24, 2017

Statement by Carlo Cottarelli, Executive Director for Albania and Paolo Di Lorenzo, Advisor to the Executive Director, February 24, 2017 »

Source: 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

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...