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Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries »

Source: Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Herzberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209507

Keywords: private sector debt, Baltic economies, debt overhang, corporate sector, debt service, central bank, Financial Economics: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Between 2000 and 2007 nonfinancial private sector credit expanded rapidly in the Baltic countries, resulting in a non-negligible build-up of debt. Could this legacy debt hold back the economic recovery of the regio...

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility »

Source: Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Volume/Issue: 2002/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855920

Keywords: Central bank losses, credibility, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

A central bank is financially strong if it possesses resources sufficient to attain its fundamental policy objective(s). Once endowed with those resources, relations between government and central bank should be de...

The Estonian Currency Board

The Estonian Currency Board »

Source: The Estonian Currency Board : Its Introduction and Role in the Early Success of Estonia's Transition to a Market Economy

Volume/Issue: 2002/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andres Sutt , Basil Zavoiceo , and Adalbert Knöbl

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851922

Keywords: currency reform, exchange arrangements, currency board, transition to market economy, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign exchange, central bank, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes,

This paper reviews the history of the introduction of the Estonian kroon under a currency board arrangement. On June 20, 1992, Estonia became the first country from the former Soviet Union to abandon the Russian ru...

IMF and the Baltics

IMF and the Baltics »

Source: IMF and the Baltics : A Decade of Cooperation

Volume/Issue: 2003/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adalbert Knöbl , and Richard Haas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875829

Keywords: currency board, transition to market economy, inflation, monetary fund, central bank, fiscal policy, monetary policy,

The paper is an economic history of the IMF’s involvement in the Baltic states. It describes and analyzes the initial economic stabilization; the period of consolidation and recovery; the effects of the Russ...

The Imf and the Ruble Area, 1991-19+L2116931

The Imf and the Ruble Area, 1991-19+L2116931 »

Source: The Imf and the Ruble Area, 1991-1993

Volume/Issue: 2001/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Odling-Smee , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852516

Keywords: ruble area, central banks, central bank, monetary union, foreign exchange, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper summarizes the IMF advice on the ruble area as it was presented to the national authorities in Russia, the Baltic countries, and other states of the former Soviet Union in 1991-93. In the course of doing...

An Institutional Framework for Comparing Emerging Market Currency Boards

An Institutional Framework for Comparing Emerging Market Currency Boards »

Volume/Issue: 2004/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marie-Therese Camilleri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859140.001

ISBN: 9781451859140

Keywords: Precommitment, Credibility, Institutional Design, exchange rate, inflation, central bank, monetary fund,

This paper offers an in-depth review of the institutional arrangements underlying existing currency boards (CBAs) in Argentina (until 2001), Eastern Europe, and Asia. An index of precommitment is derived from an an...

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Herzberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455209507.001

ISBN: 9781455209507

Keywords: private sector debt, Baltic economies, debt overhang, corporate sector, debt service, central bank, Financial Economics: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Between 2000 and 2007 nonfinancial private sector credit expanded rapidly in the Baltic countries, resulting in a non-negligible build-up of debt. Could this legacy debt hold back the economic recovery of the regio...

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility »

Volume/Issue: 2002/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855920.001

ISBN: 9781451855920

Keywords: Central bank losses, credibility, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

A central bank is financially strong if it possesses resources sufficient to attain its fundamental policy objective(s). Once endowed with those resources, relations between government and central bank should be de...

IMF and the Baltics
			: A Decade of Cooperation

IMF and the Baltics : A Decade of Cooperation »

Volume/Issue: 2003/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adalbert Knöbl , and Richard Haas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875829.001

ISBN: 9781451875829

Keywords: currency board, transition to market economy, inflation, monetary fund, central bank, fiscal policy, monetary policy,

The paper is an economic history of the IMF’s involvement in the Baltic states. It describes and analyzes the initial economic stabilization; the period of consolidation and recovery; the effects of the Russ...

Setting Up a Treasury in Economies in Transition

Setting Up a Treasury in Economies in Transition »

Volume/Issue: 1995/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Teresa Ter-Minassian , Pedro Martínez-Méndez , and Pedro Parente

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843347.001

ISBN: 9781451843347

Keywords: central bank, government debt, budget execution, debt management, financial management

The primary mandate of a national Treasury is to promote an optimal financial management of government resources, by ensuring that spending agencies are provided, in a timely manner, the resources needed for a smoo...