Working Papers of Eesti Pank 1/2021 In this paper we investigate house price misalignments and their effect on the real economy. We estimate the long-term relationship between house prices and the fundamentals that determine long-term house prices for a panel of European countries with dynamic... more
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 8/2020 This study analyses the gender differences in defined contribution pension assets in twenty EU member states. The analysis uses data from the 2017 wave of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey. We evaluate gender gaps in the probability of participating... more
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 7/2020 There is abundant evidence on the gender wage gaps across countries, but much less is known about the gender differences in personal wealth. This paper provides comparative estimates of the gender wealth gaps for 21 European countries, employing data from the... more
Eesti Pank welcomes visiting domestic researchers for 2021

Eesti Pank / Bank of Estonia is inviting domestic candidates with a Ph.D. in Economics or Finance to apply for the position of Visiting Researcher in the Research Division in 2021. The position is intended for researchers with an... more

Working Papers of Eesti Pank 6/2020 The paper investigates how much alternative options for corporate financing have affected the quality of domestic corporate bank loans in Estonia. We use quarterly data from 2004Q1–2019Q3 and three different methods to detect the relationship between the non-... more

The research awards given by the central bank have this year gone to work on the behaviour of corrupt managers, household inequality, and detecting money laundering. The awards will be given out at the museum of the central bank on 17 November.

The winner of the Eesti Pank research award... more

Occasional Papers of Eesti Pank 2/2020 Authors: Helen Ljadov, Reet Reedik, Raido Kraavik, Taavi Raudsaar, Lauri Matsulevitš, Dmitry Kulikov, Kaspar Oja, Lenno Uusküla, Nicolas Reigl, Karsten Staehr Several central banks have started using negative interest rates alongside other nonstandard... more

Eesti Pank has launched a multi-year project in collaboration with the technology companies Guardtime and The SW7 Group to research how technologically suitable the Estonian e-government core technology is for operating a central bank digital currency.

Central bank digital currency would... more

Working Papers of Eesti Pank 5/2020 I investigate the role that news sentiment plays in the macroeconomy. Using an approach that combines Doc2Vec embedding and Latent Dirichlet Allocation with lexical-based models I show that the news the media choose to report and the tone of these reports... more
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 4/2020 This paper investigates whether various measures of capacity pressure or available production capacity may help predict the dynamics of exports from the EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The analysis uses annual panel data for the 11 countries from... more
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