Central Bank Autonomy, and Inflation and Output Performance in the Baltic States, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997

Author/Editor:

Tonny Lybek

Publication Date:

January 1, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A higher degree of de jure autonomy and accountability of the central banks of the Baltic states, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union appears to be positively correlated with lower average inflation. There also seems to be some positive correlation between greater central bank autonomy and higher average real growth, after the initial period of reforms. Central banks with a higher degree of autonomy and accountability have apparently also reformed their operations more aggressively.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/4

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451842029/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0041999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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