Has the crisis changed the monetary transmission mechanism in Albania? An application of kernel density estimation technique

Production date: 29.01.2018
Printed on: 29.01.2018
Author: Altin Tanku, Kliti Ceca

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Not Periodic Publications, Working Papers

Short Description

The post crisis period in Albanian economy has been distinguished by low inflation and slow economic growth. In response to negative inflation and output gaps, Bank of Albania has persistently reduced its policy rate to support economic activity and bring inflation to its objective. Hence, the growth in credit and aggregate demand is lagging. The transmission mechanism seems to have lost some of its efficiency. This paper investigates the hypothesis that the relationship among interest rate, money and inflation has changed in the post crisis period (the case of Albania).

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