Where macroeconomic and financial instability meets economic growth in Macedonia?

Fidanoski, Filip and Lazarov, Darko and Kiril, Simeonovski and Sergi, Bruno (2017) Where macroeconomic and financial instability meets economic growth in Macedonia? In: Financial Services Indices, Liquidity and Economic Activity, 23-24 May, 2017, Bank of England, London. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Long-term macroeconomic stability is the most important objective of benevolent decision-makers. Moreover, the link between economic growth and macroeconomic stability becomes very intriguing for the scholars during and after the moments of the Great Recession. Our research of the volatility-growth nexus in the case of Macedonia has resulted in different and consistent remarks. First, we can agree with the authors that the concept of macroeconomic stability is too comprehensive and complex and therefore it is challenging to provide a suitable proxy. The break-down of the concept to financial, economic and price stability is one possible way to address and capture important features of macroeconomic stability. Further, we have documented that the Macedonian economy remained relatively immune to the occurrence of crises during the period of distress in the wake of and during the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, although it signalled warnings about the risks for potential banking and financial crises. Also, the period of restoring and maintaining of financial stability after Q2 2010 has been marked by overly conservative behaviour by Macedonian banks, lack of investor confidence and absence of robust growth. This confirmed that the financial stability reached a state at which any additional increase would further sterilise the economy. Finally, our results show that the lagged values of growth variable as well as the growth volatility and the financial stability indicator all have negative relationship with the growth rate. Regarding the price volatility, our findings suggests that the immediate effect is negative, yet positive after one quarter considering that the producers will likely have enough time to include price volatility in the calculations and thereby mitigate the adverse effects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Darko Lazarov
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 10:47
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18014

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