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Competitiveness and Corruption in Romania - Forecasting in the Context of the Romanian Integration into the European Union


  • Ogrean, Claudia

    () ("Lucian Blaga" University, Sibiu, Faculty of Economics)

  • Herciu, Mihaela

    () ("Lucian Blaga" University, Sibiu, Faculty of Economics)


Competitiveness and corruption are now - more than ever before - two real challenges for Romania on its way to the European integration. The theoretical approaches to those concepts did not get to a unanimous and happy end and the real figures that evaluate them are not at all pleasing for Romania. Our country registers low positions in the world and European hierarchies both regarding competitiveness and corruption. But, still it looks forward for its integration into the EU. The gaps that separate Romania from the European average scores are significant and by this paper we try to forecast some development directions and to estimate some time horizons in order to reduce the gaps, by significantly increasing competitiveness and diminish corruption.

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  • Ogrean, Claudia & Herciu, Mihaela, 2006. "Competitiveness and Corruption in Romania - Forecasting in the Context of the Romanian Integration into the European Union," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 3(2), pages 72-88, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:3:y:2006:i:2:p:72-88

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    1. Mihaela Herciu & Claudia Ogrean & Lucian Belascu, 2012. "Leveraging tangible and intangible assets by using a possible firm competitiveness index," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 14(1/2), pages 115-124.

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    Competitiveness; Corruption; Forecasting; Integration; Gap Reduction;

    JEL classification:

    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
    • E27 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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