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Republic of Belarus

Republic of Belarus »

Source: Republic of Belarus : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/217

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451805185

Keywords: fiscal activities, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal impulse, budget balance, transition economies

This Selected Issues paper highlights the growth process in Belarus, seeking to identify its main sources and assess its sustainability. It complements the IMF staff report, which placed considerable emphasis on ma...

Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Latvia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1999/99

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451824483

Keywords: current account deficit, transition economies, investor confidence, credit expansion, government securities

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix highlights that the strong economic expansion in Latvia that began in 1996 and accelerated in the following year reversed sharply in mid-1998 as a result of both...

Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Latvia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1999/99

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451824483

Keywords: current account deficit, transition economies, investor confidence, credit expansion, government securities

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix highlights that the strong economic expansion in Latvia that began in 1996 and accelerated in the following year reversed sharply in mid-1998 as a result of both...

Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1998/60

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451835373

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, transition economies, exchange rates, real exchange rates, Slovakia,

This paper reviews economic developments in the Slovak Republic during 1994-97. In 1996, a large current account deficit emerged as domestic demand surged by more than 20 percent. At the same time, fiscal policy be...

Implications of EMU for Exchange Rate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe1

Implications of EMU for Exchange Rate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe1 »

Source: Implications of EMU for Exchange Rate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 1999/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842579

Keywords: international monetary arrangements, transition economies, exchange rate, accession countries, nominal exchange rate, exchange rate movements

In view of the requirements of Stage 2 of European Monetary Union (EMU) for accession to the European Union, this paper examines the desirability for, and the ability of, the lead candidates in Central and Eastern...

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice »

Source: Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Volume/Issue: 1996/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1996

ISBN: 9781451921113

Keywords: export subsidies, export performance, trade-related investment, trade-related investment measures, transition economies

The paper surveys six WTO agreements selected on the basis of their potential relevance for Fund-supported programs, namely Customs Valuation, Subsidies, Safeguards, Antidumping, Trade-Related Investment Measures,...

The Evolution of Output in Transition Economies

The Evolution of Output in Transition Economies »

Source: The Evolution of Output in Transition Economies : Explaining the Differences

Volume/Issue: 1999/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Eduardo Borensztein , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1999

ISBN: 9781451849448

Keywords: transition economies, growth, output decline, recovery, structural reforms, output growth, correlation, equation, internal liberalization

What are the relative roles of macroeconomic variables, structural policies, and initial conditions in explaining the time path of output in transition and the large observed differences in output performance acros...

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia »

Source: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1998/82

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451825985

Keywords: foreign exchange, transition economies, balance of payments, banking, national bank, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of,

This paper reviews economic developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia during 1994-98. In 1994-95, the authorities reasserted control over monetary policy, stabilized the exchange rate, and undertook...

Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition

Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition »

Source: Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition

Volume/Issue: 2005/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , and Julian Berengaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860870

Keywords: Commonwealth of Independent States, CIS, transition economies, instrumental variable, transition countries, statistic, Comparative Studies of Countries, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving

The paper analyzes the initial output decline in transition economies by estimating a crosssection model stressing two major factors-conflicts and the legacies of the Soviet period. We link the Soviet legacies in p...

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 1998/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Walsh , and Alexander Repkine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781451923278

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Industrial Output Growth, Transition Economies, Cross-Country and Branches of Industry Regressions, direct investment, fdi, market liberalization

We examine industrial output in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania during 1989-95 in terms of pretransitional product trade orientation. The growth of EU-oriented output within sectors of industry, ex-post trad...