Forces Driving Inflation in the New EU10 Members

Author/Editor:

Emil Stavrev

Publication Date:

March 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper analyzes the forces driving inflation in the new EU10 member countries. A significant part of headline inflation in these countries is due to common factors, such as price level convergence and EU integration. However, idiosyncratic factors have also played a role in the inflation process. These factors are related to the country-specific financial conditions, pass-through from foreign prices, and demand-supply situation in each country, although administered price adjustments and increases of indirect taxes associated with EU accession are also likely to have played a role.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/51

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871999/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009051

Format:

Paper

Pages:

18

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