09.07.2018
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 4/2018 This study is the first to provide comparative estimates of the extent of income underreporting by the self-employed across countries in Europe. The estimates are derived using the consumption method developed by Pissarides & Weber (1989) and the data from... more
13.03.2017
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 2/2017 This paper investigates the mutual dependence between housing prices and housing credit in Estonia, a country which experienced rapid debt accumulation during the 2000s and big swings in house prices during that period. We use Bayesian econometric methods... more
18.11.2016
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 9/2016 The paper investigates the triggers of arrears on debt in Estonia, which is a full recourse country similar to other euro area countries. An extensive individual-level quarterly panel dataset enables quarterly debt repayment problems to be ... more
23.09.2016

Economist, Ph.D.
Tel: 6680658
E-post: Merike.Kukk [at] eestipank.ee

Research topics:

Household consumption, saving and borrowing
The interaction between household behaviour and the real economy
Household tax behaviour

Education:

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11.02.2016
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 01/2016 The paper investigates the impact of debt repayment problems on consumption using quarterly panel data from 2004–2011 from Estonia, a euro area country. The results imply that arrears on debt lead to substantial short-term changes in consumption.... more
23.11.2015
Working Papers 5/2015 This paper uses panel data estimations on annual data from 10 Central and Eastern European countries to assess the effect of different macroeconomic variables on the dynamics of corporate and household saving. The analyses reveal that changes in the macroeconomic... more
23.07.2014
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 2/2014 The paper investigates the interdependence of household financial liabilities and assets, with special focus on the impact of liabilities on households’ holdings of financial assets. The paper uses the new ECB Household Finance and Consumption... more
25.07.2013
Working Papers of Eesti Pank No. 6/2013 This paper estimates the extent of income underreporting by households with business income relative to households of wage earners in Estonia. The paper uses a modified version of the methodology pioneered by Pissarides and Weber (1989). The extent of... more
01.03.2012
Working Papers of Eesti Pank. No. 3/2012 The Permanent Income Hypothesis (PIH) entails that consumption reacts more strongly to persistent than to temporary income shocks. This prediction is tested using data from the Estonian Household Budget Surveys for 2002-2007. The dataset contains... more
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