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Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (January, 2008)

Highlights from the January, 2008 (No. 33) issue: Recent developments: - Moderation of economic expansion. - GDP growth receded to 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2007. - Personal consumption remains strong. - Investments rebound gradually. - Employment increases, unemployment decreases; wage growth continues. - Deceleration of credit activity, especially of credits to enterprises. - Sharply rising inflation. - Growing concerns over government spending. - No signs of slowdown in the public debt dynamics....

The Economic Effects of Croatia's Accession to the EU

In the fifth issue of EIZ Working Papers, Arjan Lejour, Andrea Mervar and Gerard Werweij explore the economic implications of Croatia's possible accession to the European Union by focusing on two main changes associated with the EU-membership: accession to the internal European Market and institutional reforms in Croatia triggered by the EU membership. GDP per capita in Croatia is estimated to rise by about 1.1 percent as a result of accession to the internal market. In particular the textile and wearing apparel sectors...

COST Programme

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb has joined COST actions in the ISCH domain (Individuals, Societies, Cultures & Health) with a project “Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy” (STRIKE). The project has started in October 2007 and will run until October 2011. Croatian national representatives in the COST management committee are Sonja Radas and Maja Vehovec. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme and European Science Foundation.

Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (October, 2007)

Highlights from the October, 2007 (No. 32) issue: Recent developments: - Moderation of economic expansion. - GDP growth receded to 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2007. - Personal consumption remains strong. - Investments rebound gradually. - Employment increases, unemployment decreases; wage growth continues. - Deceleration of credit activity, especially of credits to enterprises. - Sharply rising inflation. - Growing concerns over government spending. - No signs of slowdown in the public debt dynamics....

Congratulations to our colleague Paul Stubbs!

Paul Stubbs, Senior Research Fellow at The Institute of Economics, Zagreb and Bob Deacon, Professor of International Social Policy at University of Sheffield,  edited the book Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe published by EDWARD ELGAR Publishing.This comprehensive and engaging volume investigates the role of international actors in the making of social policy in South East Europe. Introductory chapters on transnationalism and Europeanisation are followed by a series of nine...