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Economic Effects Of Cee Countries Integration Into The European Union


  • Gheorghe Zaman

    () (Senior Researcher, Director of the Institute of National Economy, Correspondent Member of the Romanian Academy)


The integration of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries into theEuropean Union is supposed to bring them significant benefits. Along with the effects comingfrom changes in tariffs, accession to the EU internal market and free labor movement onGDP, consumption and terms of trade, the absorption of EU funds could help the process ofconvergence and catching up. Discussing the results of two "extreme" scenarios (fullabsorption of funds or non absorption at all, assumptions considered as not realistic) by theapplication of HEROM model for Romania, the study attempt to assess the impact of EUstructural funds on foreign trade development, under the circumstances of differentabsorption rates, finding a stronger impact on exports compared with imports. However,adverse effects of the current international financial crisis could occur, affecting also theprospects for the Romanian economy.

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  • Gheorghe Zaman, 2008. "Economic Effects Of Cee Countries Integration Into The European Union," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(10), pages 1-2.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:10:p:2

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    1. Richard Baldwin, 1993. "A Domino Theory of Regionalism," NBER Working Papers 4465, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Brown, D. & Deardorff & A. & Djankov, S. & Stern, R., 1995. "An Economic Assessment of the Integration of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland into the European Union," Papers 8, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies-.
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    Cited by:

    1. Mihaela Neculita & Valentin Neculita & Rodica Emanuela Afanase, 2015. "Evolution Of National Strategic Plans Implementation In Central And Eastern European Countries," Risk in Contemporary Economy, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, pages 549-554.
    2. repec:dug:actaec:y:2017:i:2:p:91-101 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Economic integration; EU policy of economic and social cohesion; structural funds; absorption capacity; economic development; macroeconomic modeling and forecasting.;

    JEL classification:

    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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