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A Method for Indicating Economic Transition with an Application to Albania

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  • C. Paul Hallwood

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Ronald MacDonald

    (University of Strathclyde)

Abstract

We offer a method for assessing the progress of transition economies towards becoming market economies. A simple macroeconomic model is used which incorporates certain microeconomic features relevant to a transition economy that is introducing market-driven resource allocation. According to our model, mean reversion in the real exchange rate suggests that early economic reforms from 1992 to 1996 in Albania were promoting economic transition. Our findings for this period are supportive of the analysis of others including the IMF.

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  • C. Paul Hallwood & Ronald MacDonald, 2002. "A Method for Indicating Economic Transition with an Application to Albania," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 28(4), pages 465-480, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:28:y:2002:i:4:p:465-480
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    1. Arjeta Vokshi (Abazi), 2013. "A Monetary Conditions Index For Albania," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 1(15), pages 1-18.

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    Keywords

    Exchange Rates; Transitional Economies;

    JEL classification:

    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid

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