Republic of Poland : Background Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 19, 1996

Summary:

This Background Paper examines sources of net international reserve inflows for Poland. It shows that once estimate of unrecorded border trade is included, both the current and capital accounts are in surplus. The paper illustrates the methods through which estimates of unrecorded trade can be obtained. It offers a complementary view of Poland’s inflation problem from a medium-term perspective. Specifically, the paper shows that relative price adjustment, combined with indexation and inertia, has been part and parcel of Polish inflation.

Series:

Country Report No. 96/19

Subject:

Notes:

This report on Poland was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. As such, the views expressed in this document are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Poland or the Executive Board of the IMF.

English

Publication Date:

March 19, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451831788/1934-7685

Stock No:

1POLEA0011996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

122

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