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Distance in time between transition economies and the European Union

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  • Pavle Sicherl


    (SICENTER , Brajnikova 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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    The time distance methodology used offers a new perspective to the problem, an additional statistical measure, and a presentation tool for policy analysis and debate readily understood by policy makers, media and general public. Disparity between the analysed transition economies and EU countries is considerably smaller for other indicators than for GDP per capita. Compared with Ireland, Portugal and Greece Slovenia was in 1995 in 13 cases behind (but time lag of Slovenia never exceeded 10 years) and in 13 cases ahead of them. Sicherl (1997a) discusses application of S-distance to time series regressions, models, forecasting and monitoring.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

    Volume (Year): 24 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 101-119

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:24:y:1999:i:1:p:101-119
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