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Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (April, 2008)

Highlights from the April, 2008 (No. 34) issue: Recent developments: - Economic slowdown continued at the end of 2007; positive signals emerge in early 2008. - Moderation of personal consumption. - Government consumption expanded robustly. - Investment pace improved. - Further rise in trade and current account deficit. - New foreign debt entirely generated by enterprise sector. - Employment increased; wages grew only moderately. - Tightening of monetary policy and deceleration of credit activity. - Inflationary...

IgBS Zagreb Graduation Ceremony

On April 15, 2008, International Graduate Business School (IgBS) Zagreb organized the graduation ceremony of its 2008 MBA graduates. The Dean, Dr. Zlatan Fröhlich, greeted the graduates and other distinguished guests, together with Dr. Sandra Švaljek, President of the IgBS Board of Trustees and the Director of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, and prof. Bruce L. Jaffee who presented the Kelley School of Business Certificate to the graduates. The ceremony hosted a prestigious guest, Robert A. Bradtke, U. S. Ambassador to...

The Institute of Economics joins EURA

The institute of Economics, Zagreb has joined the European Urban Research Association (http://www.eura.org/). Its representative in the EURA Governing Board is Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović.

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...