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Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential!

Author/Editor: Iana Paliova, Tonny Lybek.

Release Date: February, 2014

Price: $18.00

This paper focuses on EU structural and cohesion funds assistance to Bulgaria during the 2007–13 program period. Initial weaknesses resulted in a low absorption rate, which was mitigated by more...



A Financial Conditions Index for Poland

Author/Editor: Giang Ho, Yinqiu Lu.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper constructs a financial conditions index for Poland to explore the link between financial conditions and real economic activity. The index in constructed by applying two complementary more...



Baltic and Icelandic Experiences of Capital Flows and Capital Flow Measures

Author/Editor: Audun Groenn, Maria Wallin Fredholm.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

The aim of this empirical study is to describe and provide analysis on the experience of managing capital flows in Iceland and the Baltic countries. During the build-up of the crisis, there were more...



The Role of Domestic and External Shocks in Poland: Results from an Agnostic Estimation Procedure

Author/Editor: Michal Andrle, Roberto Garcia-Saltos, Giang Ho.

Release Date: October, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses interlinkages between Poland and the euro zone using a simple and agnostic econometric approach. Specifically, we estimate a trend-cycle VAR model using data for real and nominal more...



Trade Linkages, Balance Sheets, and Spillovers: The Germany-Central European Supply Chain

Author/Editor: Selim Elekdag, Dirk Muir.

Release Date: October, 2013

Price: $18.00

Germany and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia (the CE4) have been in aprocess of deepening economic integration which has lead to the development of a dynamicsupply chain within more...



The Composition of Fiscal Consolidation Matters: Policy Simulations for Hungary

Author/Editor: Alejandro D Guerson.

Release Date: October, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper evaluates policy alternatives to achieve permanent fiscal consolidation in Hungary, based on a general equilibrium calibration. The main finding is that the composition of the more...



Toward A Sustainable and Inclusive Consolidation in Lithuania: Past Experience and What is Needed Going Forward

Author/Editor: Nan Geng.

Release Date: July, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper reviews Lithuania’s fiscal consolidation since 2009, assesses the contribution of revenue and expenditure to the consolidation, evaluates the quality of measures, and draws lessons for more...



Tests of German Resilience

Author/Editor: Fabian Bornhorst, Ashoka Mody.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

From its early post-war catch-up phase, Germany’s formidable export engine has been its consistent driver of growth. But Germany has almost equally consistently run current account surpluses. more...



Ireland: 2012 Article IV and Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Staff Report; Informational Annex, Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Ireland: Selected Issues

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Turkey: Financial System Stability Assessment

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Austria: Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Finland: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Finland: Selected Issues and Analytical Notes

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Austria: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Informational Annex; Statement by the Staff Representative; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Republic of Poland: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Russian Federation: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Russian Federation : Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

The Selected Issues paper on the Russian Federation discusses the economic growth and future growth potential of the country. After almost a decade of impressive growth performance, Russia suffered a more...



Reforming the Public Pension System in the Russian Federation

Author/Editor: Frank Eich, Charleen Gust, Mauricio Soto.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Pension reform is a key policy challenge in Russia. This paper examines how pension spending could increase in Russia in the absence of reforms, quantifies the impact of some recent proposals, and more...



What Drives the POLONIA Spread in Poland?

Author/Editor: Yinqiu Lu.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Since the start of the 2008 - 09 financial crisis, the Polish Overnight Index Average (POLONIA) has persistently been below the policy rate, suggesting a limited influence of the NBP’s open more...



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