Central Banking, Monetary Policies, and the Implications for Transition Economies / Edition 1

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This book collects the contributions of very well-known experts in monetary and central banking theory and presents the results of original research specifically geared to understanding the implications of general economic theory for emerging and transition economies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792384410
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
I Introduction 1
1 Central Banking and Monetary Policies: Major Issues and Implications for Transition Economies 3
II Central-Bank Independence 9
2 Central-Bank Independence and Monetary Policy 11
3 Central Banking in a Democratic Society: Implications for Transition Countries 31
4 Central-Bank Independence and Political Business Cycles: A Critical Reexamination 55
5 Political Culture and the Political Economy of Central-Bank Independence 73
III Defining Central-Bank Functions 87
6 Central Banking and Economic Development 89
IV Central Banks and Financial Soundness 141
7 Central Banks, Asset Bubbles, and Financial Stability 143
8 The Conduct of Monetary Policy and Banking Soundness: A Slovenian Episode 185
V Disinflation and the Role of Nominal Targets 213
9 Monetary Policy Strategies for Disinflation: Lessons from Recent Experiences in Transition Economies and Israel 215
VI Currency Crises and Capital Controls 271
10 Speculative Attacks and Capital Mobility 273
11 Nascent Capital Flows, Learning, and Chilean-Type Controls 297
12 The Role of the Central Bank in Capitals Account Liberalization: The Case of Croatia 317
VII Currency Boards 339
13 Some Reflections or Currency Boards 341
14 The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Its History and Its Issues 367
VIII EMU and Transition Economies 401
15 The International Impact of the Euro and Its Implications for Transition Countries 403
16 Monetary and Exchange-Rate Policy of Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe After the Launch of EMU 429
Index 453
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