27.02.2017

Frankfurt – Ardo Hansson, 58, has an explanation for why central bankers are often criticised publicly. “We have to communicate paradoxical messages”, says the Governor of the Estonian central bank, who also sits on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). He is referring to the... more

14.12.2016
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains the forecast for the Estonian economy for the current year and the... more
07.10.2016
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains the forecast for the Estonian economy for the current year and the... more
09.09.2016

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank decided to start monthly asset purchases of 60 billion euros from March 2015. From April 2016 the average monthly purchase volume has been 80 billion euros. It is planned that the monthly purchases will be made until March 2017, but they will... more

24.08.2016
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 7/2016 An expansionary monetary policy shock increases the entry rate and the number of firms in the US. A pure sticky price model predicts that the number of firms in the economy should go down after a monetary expansion, but this prediction is at odds... more
20.06.2016
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains the forecast for the Estonian economy for the... more
08.06.2016
  • An improved external environment and higher productivity are boosting economic growth
  • Rising food and energy prices will put an end in the second half of the year to the deflation that has been present for two years
  • Wage pressures have not eased, and growth in the... more
13.04.2016
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains the forecast for the Estonian economy for the current year and the... more
06.04.2016
  • Real household incomes and sales by companies in the domestic market have increased rapidly, but goods exports declined further
  • The fall in corporate profits over several years indicates that the economy will have to adjust through faster productivity growth or slower wage growth... more
18.03.2016

The Estonian state should not rush to borrow money that is exceptionally cheap because of central bank policies and to increase the national debt, because the Estonian economy is not currently in need of any additional stimulus, says Ardo Hansson, Governor of Eesti Pank.

He does however... more

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