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The Growing Export Performance of Transition Economies: EU Market Access versus Supply Capacity Factors


  • Jože P. Damijan

    () (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria; Institute of Economic Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • Matija Rojec

    () (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • Maja Ferjančič

    () (Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


The paper examines the reasons for the remarkable growth of transition economies’ export performance. We distinguish between foreign/EU market access and internal supply capacity factors. EU market access has been of great importance, while among supply capacity factors, stable institutional setup, structural reforms, and targeted FDI are in the forefront.

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  • Jože P. Damijan & Matija Rojec & Maja Ferjančič, 2011. "The Growing Export Performance of Transition Economies: EU Market Access versus Supply Capacity Factors," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 58(4), pages 489-509, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:58:y:2011:i:3:p:489-509

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    Export performance; Transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe; (EU) market access; Supply capacity; Institutional setup; FDI.;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • P30 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - General


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