Inflation and Money Demand in Albania

Author/Editor:

Sanja Kalra

Publication Date:

July 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper uses a simple analytical framework to estimate relationships between prices, money the exchange rate, and interest rates in Albania during 1993–97. The estimated parsimonious error correction model extends the findings of a growing literature on inflation and money demand in transition economies. The results suggest that, after the one-time effects of the 1997 crisis are taken into account, the long-run determinants of inflation and money demand remained unchanged. Strong financial policies since mid—1997 appear to have helped to restore conditions for low inflation and stable money demand.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/101

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451948585/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1011998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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