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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065543.084

ISBN: 9781589065543

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

The central challenges facing the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia as they work to catch up to advanced European Union (EU) income levels are discussed in this new...

The European Monetary System
			: The Experience, 1979-82

The European Monetary System : The Experience, 1979-82 »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Nyberg , Horst Ungerer , and Owen Evens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 1983

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750631.084

ISBN: 9781557750631

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, european monetary system

This paper is concerned with developments in the European Monetary System (EMS) from its start in March 1979 through December 1982....

Appendix Growth Regressions and Data Description

Appendix Growth Regressions and Data Description »

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

Panel Growth Regressions...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

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

1 After a half century of largely misdirected development, the task is formidable and will require concerted macroeconomic and structural policies focused on achiev...

II. Scope of the Study

II. Scope of the Study »

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

3 The first transition was from central planning to market-oriented policies and the next from being neighbors to being members of the EU. The accomplishments have...

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...

III. The Record: Enduring Strengths or a Bounce Back?

III. The Record: Enduring Strengths or a Bounce Back? »

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

Figure 3.1). 4 But as significant policy reforms and institutional developments paid dividends, recoveries were generally rapid (Figure 3.2). 5...

IV. Growth Scenarios: Possible Paths for the Catch-Up

IV. Growth Scenarios: Possible Paths for the Catch-Up »

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

Table 4.1). Countries with per capita incomes close to the euro area average need to go a shorter distance and hence are better positioned to achieve income convergence. At about $19,000 (in rea...

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...