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Statement by Thomas Ostros, Executive Director for the Republic of Estonia and Eve Anni, Alternate Executive Director January 9, 2017

Statement by Thomas Ostros, Executive Director for the Republic of Estonia and Eve Anni, Alternate Executive Director January 9, 2017 »

Source: Republic of Estonia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Estonia

Volume/Issue: 2017/9

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475565881

Keywords: Europe, Estonia

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Estonia's recent growth has been subdued. Labor productivity and external competitiveness have weakened. Growth in 2016 is estimated at only 1.3 percent, driven mai...

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Source: The Baltics : Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yuan Xiao , Robert Burgess , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2004

ISBN: 9781589063266

Keywords: European Union, Labor productivity, Real effective exchange rates, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, inflation

Large current account deficits in Estonia and Latvia, and the continued real appreciation of the exchange rate in Lithuania, have prompted concerns about the competitiveness of the Baltic economies, and called into...

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Source: The Baltics : Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yuan Xiao , Robert Burgess , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2004

ISBN: 9781589063266

Keywords: European Union, Labor productivity, Real effective exchange rates, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, inflation

Large current account deficits in Estonia and Latvia, and the continued real appreciation of the exchange rate in Lithuania, have prompted concerns about the competitiveness of the Baltic economies, and called into...

V. Policies and Long-Term Growth: What Can Be Learned from Other Countries?

V. Policies and Long-Term Growth: What Can Be Learned from Other Countries? »

Source: Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries of the European Union

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Ashoka Mody , Susan Schadler , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2007

ISBN: 9781589065543

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Economic growth, European Union, per capita income, growth rates, tfp, gdp growth, current account deficit

Closing the income gap with Western Europe will require supporting policies in the CEECs. The growth accounting exercise presented in the previous section is a mechanical one. It assumes that the CEECs—at sp...

VI. European Integration: Opportunities for Growth

VI. European Integration: Opportunities for Growth »

Source: Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries of the European Union

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Ashoka Mody , Susan Schadler , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2007

ISBN: 9781589065543

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Economic growth, European Union, per capita income, growth rates, tfp, gdp growth, current account deficit

Formal membership in the EU and, prospectively, the euro area critically differentiates the CEECs from other emerging market countries. An obvious and quantifiable benefit comes from large transfers from the...

VII. Implications for IMF Surveillance

VII. Implications for IMF Surveillance »

Source: Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries of the European Union

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Ashoka Mody , Susan Schadler , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2007

ISBN: 9781589065543

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Economic growth, European Union, per capita income, growth rates, tfp, gdp growth, current account deficit

A medium- to long-term perspective on growth will be a necessary complement to the short-term concerns prominent in surveillance. The CEECs, having emerged from the low-growth era of central planning, have i...