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What about monetary transmission in Albania? Is the exchange rate pass-through (still) the main channel?

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  • Peeters, Marga

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There seems to be a general perception that the exchange rate pass-through is the most important channel in the transmission process of monetary policy in Albania. This perception is questioned here in light of the altering relationships in this developing economy. A discussion on the transmission channels in the Albanian economy is followed by a study of the macro-economic relationships and pragmatic econometrics quantifying the monetary effectiveness. The results indicate that the dollar has become less important in the monetary transmission process at the benefit of the euro. There are moreover strong signs that the exchange rate channel as such is loosing its influence at the benefit of the other transmission channels, like the credit channel and most likely the wage channel.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23671.

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Date of creation: Mar 2005
Date of revision: 24 Oct 2005
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23671

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Keywords: monetary policy; monetary transmission; exchange rate pass-through; interest rates;

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