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Transmission of Monetary Shocks in Latvia

  • Martins Bitans

    (Bank of Latvia)

  • Dainis Stikuts

    (Bank of Latvia)

  • Ivars Tillers

    (Bank of Latvia)

This study deals with short-term reactions of the economy to various monetary shocks. The analysis of the financial system of Latvia supports the view that the wealth channel is currently very weak or even non-existent due to a relatively underdeveloped capital market. The importance of various channels of monetary transmission has been tested empirically by using the structural VAR model and small structural macroeconomic model. The analysis provides evidence that monetary shocks are transmitted to the economy mainly through the exchange rate channel.

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Paper provided by Latvijas Banka in its series Working Papers with number 2003/01.

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Date of creation: 27 May 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ltv:wpaper:200301
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