The Economic Effects of Croatia's Accession to the EU
AbstractWe explore the economic implications of Croatia's possible accession to the European Union. We focus on two main changes associated with the EU-membership: accession to the internal European Market and institutional reforms in Croatia triggered by the EU-membership. GDP per capita in Croatia is estimated to rise by about 1.1 percent as a result of accession to the internal market. In particular the textile and wearing apparel sectors expand. If Croatia succeeds in reforming its domestic institutions in response to the EU-membership, income levels in Croatia could increase even more. In particular, tentative estimates suggest that GDP per capita in Croatia could even rise by additional 8 percent. Overall, the macroeconomic implications for the existing EU countries are negligible.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Institute of Economics, Zagreb in its series Working Papers with number 0705.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Publication status: Published in CPB document No 154
regional economic integration; general equilibrium model; gravity equations; institutional reform; Croatia;
Other versions of this item:
- Lejour, Arjan Marcel & Mervar, Andrea & Verweij, Gerard, 2008. "The Economic Effects of Croatia's Accession to the EU," Economics Discussion Papers 2008-6, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2008-01-05 (Development)
- NEP-EEC-2008-01-05 (European Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2008-01-05 (Transition Economics)
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