Evis Kumi – Facutly of Economy, Metropolitan University of Tirana, Rruga Sotir Kolea, Tirana, Albania

Keywords:                    Monetary policy;
Price stability;
Economic growth;
Interest rates

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2023.97

Abstract: This article aims to assess the efficiency of the Bank of Albania’s monetary policy in attaining its goals of price stability and economic ex­pansion. Price stability is essential for ensuring a favorable business environ­ment, preserving the purchasing power of the currency, and reducing uncer­tainty in the economy. The analysis takes into account the unique character­istics and challenges faced by the Albanian economy. This article offers in­sights into the effectiveness of the monetary policy framework in Albania by assessing the primary instruments and tactics used by the BoA, including in­terest rates, reserve requirements, and open market operations. It also inves­tigates how external influences affect the efficacy of monetary policy and makes suggestions for improvement.

This paper concludes with suggestions for boosting the Albanian mone­tary policy’s efficacy. It recommends actions to strengthen the transmission mechanism, improve data quality and availability, enhance coordination between monetary and fiscal policies, and boost the institutional capability of the central bank. It also stresses how crucial it is to have a consistent and well-defined policy framework.

In the end, this article provides recommendations for enhancing the effec­tiveness of the Albanian monetary policy. It suggests measures to strength­en the transmission mechanism, improve data quality and availability, en­hance coordination between monetary and fiscal policies, and increase the central bank’s institutional capacity. Additionally, it emphasizes the impor­tance of maintaining a stable and predictable policy framework.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); University of National and World Economy – UNWE, Sofia (Bulgaria); Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET), Research Laboratory of the Department of Political Science of University of Crete (Greece); Institute of Public Finance – Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of St. Kliment Ohridski from Bitola (North Macedonia)

ERAZ Conference 2023 Conference Proceedings: ISBN 978-86-80194-72-1, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2023

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Suggested citation

Kumi, E. (2023). The Effectiveness of the Albanian Monetary Policy. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 97-102). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans. https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2023.97


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