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Indicators of Sustainable Development - A Comparative Analysis Between Bulgaria and Romania in European Context


  • Gabriela Cecilia Stanciulescu

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)

  • Daniel Bulin

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)


In the past 20 years, both locally and at national and regional interest in sustainable development has been increasing. Sustainable development is associated with quality of life, such that economy-environment-human relationship is the focus. Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007 and their performance improvement plans include sustainable development. This paper proposes to follow the evolution of some sustainable development indicators for these two countries compared to EU average. The hypothesis is that, just as with macroeconomic indicators, there are important discrepancies, with a general tendency to attenuation.

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  • Gabriela Cecilia Stanciulescu & Daniel Bulin, 2012. "Indicators of Sustainable Development - A Comparative Analysis Between Bulgaria and Romania in European Context," International Journal of Economic Practices and Theories, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2(2), pages 91-98, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:ijeptp:v:2:y:2012:i:2:p:91-98

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    1. Gabriela Nicoleta Diaconescu & Gabriela Cecilia Stanciulescu, 2016. "Tourism Innovation and Touristic Emotional Factor – Premises for Evolution?," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 8(1), pages 87-92, March.

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    sustainable development; sustainability; indicators;

    JEL classification:

    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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