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Interest Rate Pass-Through in Romania and Other Central European Economies

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  • Alexander F. Tieman

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Interest rate pass-through from policy interest rates to market rates and inflation has been hypothesized to play a lesser role in Romania than in other Central European transition economies. This paper tests this hypothesis and concludes that it cannot be supported by the data. Hence pass-through in Romania is concluded to be in line with that in comparable economies in the region. Moreover, the interest rate pass-through has become more pronounced over time.

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  • Alexander F. Tieman, 2004. "Interest Rate Pass-Through in Romania and Other Central European Economies," IMF Working Papers 04/211, International Monetary Fund.
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    Monetary policy; Romania; Monetary policy transmission; Interest rate; Central European Economies; equation; inflation; equations; statistic; Monetary Policy; Central Banking; and the Supply of Money and Credit: General;

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