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The Sources of Growth in the Former SFRY Countries: Comparative Analysis

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  • Popovic, Milenko
  • Cizmovic, Mirjana

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The topic of this paper is comparative analysis of the economic growth in the former SFRY countries. The paper is primarily devoted to the analysis of the sources of economic growth in these countries. In this regard, apart from conventional decomposition of growth (contributions of capital, labor and total factor productivity), the demand and the industry composition sides of the sources-of-growth analyses have also been considered. Furthermore, the reserves for further rise in GDP per capita have been identified and estimated on the basis of obtained results. Special attention has been paid to possible increase in the total factor productivity induced by the advance in “broader knowledge” as well as to increase in the labor participation rate. Institutional and policy prerequisites for realization of these reserves of growth are also briefly analysed.

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  • Popovic, Milenko & Cizmovic, Mirjana, 2013. "The Sources of Growth in the Former SFRY Countries: Comparative Analysis," MPRA Paper 49776, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Čizmović, Mirjana & Popović, Milenko, 2014. "Causes of Growth in Transition Countries 1990-2012: Comparative Analysis," EconStor Preprints 104005, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    2. Mirjana cizmovic & Jelena Jankovic & Milenko Popovic, 2015. "Growth Anatomy of Croatian Economy," Ekonomija Economics, Rifin d.o.o., vol. 22(1), pages 159-216.

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    Keywords

    sources of growth; growth reserves; convergence;

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    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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