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The Output-Inflation Nexus in Ukraine

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  • Atish R. Ghosh

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This paper examines whether expansionary credit policy can help sustain output growth in transition economies, with particular reference to Ukraine’s experience since 1992. We find that, while real credit growth is indeed associated with higher output growth, an increase in the growth rate of nominal credit does not, in general equilibrium, stimulate output growth. Following a short-lived boom — caused by falling real wages — the increase in the growth rate of nominal credit leads to a decline in the level of output.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 96/46.

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Length: 36
Date of creation: 01 May 1996
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:96/46

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  1. Starr, Martha A., 2005. "Does money matter in the CIS? Effects of monetary policy on output and prices," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(3), pages 441-461, September.
  2. Era Dabla-Norris & Holger Floerkemeier, 2006. "Transmission Mechanisms of Monetary Policy in Armenia," IMF Working Papers 06/248, International Monetary Fund.

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