Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 16, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper assesses whether Latvia’s strategy to enter ERM2 and adopt the euro is appropriate. The paper examines the possibility of an exchange rate misalignment from various perspectives. It considers different notions of the real effective exchange rate and competitiveness; deviations of the exchange rate from statistically defined equilibrium concepts; and the possibility that central bank foreign exchange interventions have maintained the exchange rate artificially away from equilibrium. The paper finds little evidence of a major misalignment. The paper also analyzes modeling inflation in Latvia.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/261

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 16, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451824544/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LVAEA0032004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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