The Output-Inflation Nexus in Ukraine : Is there a Trade-Off?

Author/Editor:

Atish R. Ghosh

Publication Date:

May 1, 1996

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Summary:

This paper examines whether expansionary credit policy can help sustain output growth in transition economies, with particular reference to Ukraine’s experience since 1992. We find that, while real credit growth is indeed associated with higher output growth, an increase in the growth rate of nominal credit does not, in general equilibrium, stimulate output growth. Following a short-lived boom — caused by falling real wages — the increase in the growth rate of nominal credit leads to a decline in the level of output.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/46

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451973938/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0461996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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