Assessment on Real Effective Exchange Rate in Azerbaijan: 2017 Outlook

Author
Rashad Hasanov
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD)
Abstract
The implementation of fixed exchange rate regime for 20 years (1994-2014) resulted in a formation of an insecure currency position for all interest groups, including the government and business. Although the pressures on manat have commenced to increase since the second half of 2014, the Central Bank and the government failed in comprehending the process. That is why, promising statements have been made to the general public. But the following events proved the underlying problem more severe and the implemented monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies ineffective in the long-term. Business, citizens, as well as state-owned enterprises faced serious financial losses. The country experienced serious threats with regard to its financial sustainability.
Topic
International Political Economy, Monetary Policy, Finance
Political Geography
Azerbaijan