Central Bank Independence and Economic Performance in Eastern Europe
Neyapti, B. (2001). Central bank independence and economic performance in eastern Europe. Economic Systems, 25(4), 381-399.
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Following the breakdown of central planning by the early 1990s, transition economies faced varying measures of the need for economic restructuring and stabilisation. This paper examines both the trends in economic performance in eight eastern European countries and the degree of central bank independence (CBI) granted after reforms. The evidence of the paper indicates that both the measures of CBI and the measures of financial market development (FMD) show significant association with macroeconomic variables. Also, the sample exhibits positive association between CBI and measures of FMD. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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