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Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe

Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe »

Source: Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe : An Overview

Volume/Issue: 2006/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863000

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, macroeconomic stability, monetary policy, exchange rate anchor, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The paper reviews key macroeconomic challenges with EU accession in Southeastern Europe (SEE). Most of the countries in the region are years away from EU accession and need substantial progress to meet the key macr...

Capital Flows to Transition Economies

Capital Flows to Transition Economies »

Source: Capital Flows to Transition Economies : Master or Servant?

Volume/Issue: 2002/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leslie Lipschitz , Alex Mourmouras , and Timothy Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451842791

Keywords: convergence, macroeconomic policy, capital inflows, exchange rate, real appreciation, capital market, Money And Interest Rates,

This paper discusses the forces driving capital flows in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It argues that various influences—specifically, the real exchange rate history and trend...

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Volume/Issue: 2001/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Catherine Pattillo , Ratna Sahay , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855708

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 1...

Policies for Macrofinancial Stability

Policies for Macrofinancial Stability »

Source: Policies for Macrofinancial Stability : How to Deal with Credit Booms

Volume/Issue: 2012/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Bas Bakker , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Luc Laeven , Jérôme Vandenbussche , Deniz Igan , and Hui Tong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504743

Keywords: Credit booms, Credit expansion, Business cycles, Financial stability, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, macroprudential regulation, macroeconomic policy, banking, credit boom

This note explores the costs and benefits of different policy options to reduce the risks associated with credit booms, drawing upon several country experiences and the findings from econometric analysis....

Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Financial Regulation and the Current Account »

Source: Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Volume/Issue: 2012/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tomasz Wieladek , and Sergi Lanau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502886

Keywords: financial regulation, panel VAR, capital account, capital account openness, current account deficit, current account imbalances, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the relationship between financial regulation and the current account in an intertemporal model of the current account where financial regulation affects the current account through liquidity co...

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline? »

Source: Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Volume/Issue: 2006/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863833

Keywords: budget institutions, electoral rules, government fragmentation, government ideology, ethnic fractionalization, voter turnover, fiscal institutions, fiscal performance, fiscal discipline, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

The budget is an expression of political rather than economic priorities. We confirm this proposition for a group of new and potential members of the European Union, finding that politics dominates. The contemporar...

The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States

The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States »

Source: The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States : Bad Luck or Bad Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2010/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455201136

Keywords: credit boom, sudden stop, global financial crisis, capital inflows, exchange rate, subsidiaries, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

In the past decade, most of the EU New Member States experienced a severe credit-boom bust cycle. This paper argues that the credit boom-bust cycle was to a large extent the result of factors external to the region...

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...

The Role of Monthly Economic Statistical Bulletins

The Role of Monthly Economic Statistical Bulletins »

Source: The Role of Monthly Economic Statistical Bulletins

Volume/Issue: 2002/9

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Claudia Dziobek , and Mei Jin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451970562

Keywords: Central banks and their policies, Technical Assistance, Economic information, statistical capacity building, central banks, central bank, balance of payments, industrial countries, government debt, Relation of Economics to Social Values

Monthly economic statistical bulletins issued by central banks and national statistical offices, the focus of this study, are well established in countries with advanced statistical systems. Such bulletins present...

Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe
			: An Overview

Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe : An Overview »

Volume/Issue: 2006/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863000.001

ISBN: 9781451863000

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, macroeconomic stability, monetary policy, exchange rate anchor, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The paper reviews key macroeconomic challenges with EU accession in Southeastern Europe (SEE). Most of the countries in the region are years away from EU accession and need substantial progress to meet the key macr...