Samoa : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper on Samoa reviews limitations to the existing framework of monetary policy, and suggests ways to improve its effectiveness. It examines current instruments at the disposal of the central bank to conduct monetary policy, before showing why monetary policy execution can be sometimes difficult. It also shows that such problems are not uncommon in economies with shallow financial markets. The paper also takes stock of developments since the early 1990s, and asks what major impediments to sustained private development remain.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/184

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451840735/1934-7685

Stock No:

1WSMEA2007001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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