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Challenges of abandoning the CEFTA-agreement and entering the EU: the case of Croatia


Derado, Dražen; Šimić, Vladimir
Challenges of abandoning the CEFTA-agreement and entering the EU: the case of Croatia // 2nd International Conference Proceedings "Economic system of the European Union and accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina" / Zaninović, Vinko (ur.).
Vitez: Vitez University of Travnik, 2013. str. 440-459 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Challenges of abandoning the CEFTA-agreement and entering the EU: the case of Croatia

Autori
Derado, Dražen ; Šimić, Vladimir

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
2nd International Conference Proceedings "Economic system of the European Union and accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina" / Zaninović, Vinko - Vitez : Vitez University of Travnik, 2013, 440-459

ISBN
978-9958-641-10-7

Skup
2nd International Conference "Economic system of the European Union and accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina"

Mjesto i datum
Vitez, Bosna i Hercegovina, 27-28.09.2012.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Customs union; revealed comparative advantage; EU-membership; CEFTA; Croatia

Sažetak
Although it is generally expected, based on both theoretical and empirical literature, that benefits of economic integration outweigh costs, this paper takes a critical position towards potential net-benefits of Croatian membership in the EU in the short run. Investigation of Croatian trade flows reveals the large importance of the two trading blocs – the EU and CEFTA. The analysis demonstrates that the CEFTA-membership has been advantageous for Croatia and a formal investigation of revealed comparative advantages across 23 industries indicates that despite a relatively large number of industries in which Croatia realizes comparative advantages with the EU, it achieves significantly higher values of the RCA-index with CEFTA. In addition, our findings suggest that Croatian comparative advantages lie mostly in the low- and medium-low-technology goods with CEFTA, while in respect to the EU this pattern is somewhat unclear indicating both low- and medium-high technology industries. The paper concludes with a concern that the impact of a changing tariff structure on comparative advantages may be going against sectors in which Croatia achieves a stronger competitive position, especially on the CEFTA-market, possibly resulting in costly adjustments and unfavourable reallocation of resources.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



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Projekt / tema
055-0551207-0776 - Ekonomski identitet jadranskog prostora i europske integracije (Dražen Derado, )

Ustanove
Ekonomski fakultet, Split