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The Social Safety Net in Albania

The Social Safety Net in Albania »

Volume/Issue: 1996/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851861.001

ISBN: 9781451851861

Keywords: benefits, unemployment, social assistance, compensation

This paper reviews the developments in the social safety net system of Albania since the beginning of its economic adjustment program in mid-1992 through the third quarter of 1995. It shows that the social safety n...

Toward a Framework for Assessing Data Quality

Toward a Framework for Assessing Data Quality »

Volume/Issue: 2001/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carol Carson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844269.001

ISBN: 9781451844269

Keywords: balance of payments, national accounts, debt, central bank, external debt, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: Other, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General

This paper describes work in progress on data quality, an important element of greater transparency in economic policy and financial stability. Data quality is being dealt with systematically by the IMF through the...

The Impact of the Global Crisison South-Eastern Europe

The Impact of the Global Crisison South-Eastern Europe »

Source: The Impact of the Global Crisison South-Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 2011/300

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Spadafora , Emidio Cocozza , and Andrea Colabella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927868

Keywords: international capital flows, current account adjustment, IMF financial support, current account, public debt, external financing, current account deficit, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper analyzes the impact of the global crisis on six South-Eastern European countries. The main objective is to compare macro-financial conditions and policies in the run-up to the crisis as well as to compar...

Inflation and Money Demand in Albania

Inflation and Money Demand in Albania »

Source: Inflation and Money Demand in Albania

Volume/Issue: 1998/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanja Kalra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1998

ISBN: 9781451948585

Keywords: money demand, vector autoregression, statistics, equation, cointegration

The paper uses a simple analytical framework to estimate relationships between prices, money the exchange rate, and interest rates in Albania during 1993–97. The estimated parsimonious error correction model...

Inflation in Albania

Inflation in Albania »

Source: Inflation in Albania

Volume/Issue: 2000/207

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philipp Rother

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451874648

Keywords: relative price, price level, monetary policy, inflation rates

As Albania has succeeded in reducing inflation to very low levels, understanding the driving forces behind the behavior of the price level becomes increasingly important for policy design. In particular, persistent...

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...

Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union*

Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union* »

Source: Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 1993/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1993

ISBN: 9781451847444

Keywords: wage, fiscal activities, benefits, quasi-fiscal activities, budget deficit

This paper reviews lessons in fiscal consolidation for the former Soviet Union that emerge from the experience of Central and Eastern European economies in transition. A central lesson is the need to support the ma...

Reducing Inflation

Reducing Inflation »

Source: Reducing Inflation : Lessons From Albania's Early Success

Volume/Issue: 1998/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): C. McNeilly , and Doris Schiesser-Gachnang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451956313

Keywords: price liberalization, relative price, exchange rate, transition economies, relative prices

Inflation in Albania fell rapidly once comprehensive stabilization policies and market-oriented reforms were launched, in contrast to other transition economies, where price liberalization was generally followed by...

Revenue Forecasting-How is it done? Results from a Survey of Low-Income Countries

Revenue Forecasting-How is it done? Results from a Survey of Low-Income Countries »

Source: Revenue Forecasting-How is it done? Results from a Survey of Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2005/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annette Kyobe , and Stephan Danninger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860436

Keywords: forecasting, budget document, budget management, budget coverage, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

This paper takes stock of revenue forecasting practices in low-income countries, and provides a comprehensive and condensed account of the revenue forecasting process. Based on a new dataset on 34 low-income countr...

The Rise and Fall of the Pyramid Schemes in Albania

The Rise and Fall of the Pyramid Schemes in Albania »

Source: The Rise and Fall of the Pyramid Schemes in Albania

Volume/Issue: 1999/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Jarvis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852127

Keywords: Pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, pyramid scheme, law enforcement, criminal activities

What lessons can be drawn from the unprecedented growth and spectacular collapse of financial pyramid schemes in Albania? This paper discusses the origins of the pyramid schemes and the way the authorities handled...