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About Macroeconomics.lv

Macroeconomics.lv is a website of economic analysis maintained by Latvijas Banka for the use of researchers, lecturers, students, experts of public institutions, bank analysts, corporate managers and other observers of economic processes.

For Latvijas Banka to be able to make monetary policy decisions and for economic participants – Saeima, the Government, businesses etc. to be able to plan their activities, Latvijas Banka conducts broad macroeconomic analysis. This work is carried out by professional economists of Latvijas Banka and this website provides an overview of their achievements, highlighting what is most important and topical, including Latvijas Banka’s forecasts regarding GDP and inflation.

Thus together in one place you will find data on macroeconomic fundamentals, their analysis and working papers as well as the opinions of Latvijas Banka economists concerning the developments in both Latvian and world economies. These analytical materials can also be of help to those who are studying economics or have a deeper interest in economic regularities and domestic and global developments.

A brief overview of the sections

  • Analytics – economic analysis in papers, presentations and commentaries to the latest data
  • Forecasts - Latvijas Banka’s GDP and inflation forecasts
  • Blogs – economists of Latvijas Banka share their observations of macroeconomic developments and are happy to get involved in a wider discussion.
  • Economic indicators – topical data on GDP, inflation, unemployment etc.
  • Publications on macroeconomic subjects, with “Overview of Macroeconomic Developments” as the most important
  • Research – Studies conducted by Latvijas Banka; discussion materials
  • Events – annual conferences held by Latvijas Banka; Conversations between Experts
  • For students – information on the Competition on Student Research Papers and on guest lectures at Latvian universities. 


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The information herein is constantly updated and supplemented. Latvijas Banka may alter or remove all information or part thereof included herein without prior warning. Latvijas Banka is under no obligation to post information on this website in a timely manner and assumes no responsibility if it has not been done or done on time. The website may contain technical inaccuracies or errors.

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The materials published on this website reflect the opinions of their authors which may not always coincide with the Bank of Latvia's position.


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