Republic of Croatia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 12, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper analyzes monetary transmission in Croatia. The evidence analyzed in this paper supports the view that monetary policy in Croatia is not an effective tool for aggregate demand management. One of the main conclusions is that financial conditions in the economy are only weakly correlated with the monetary policy stance. Monetary policy can exercise some control over money-market interest rates, but its influence on lending rates is uncertain and comes with long lags. The paper also examines determinants of lending rates and domestic spreads in Croatia.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/251

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 12, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451817294/1934-7685

Stock No:

1HRVEA0012004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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