Macroeconomic Performance of WB Countries - Empirical Investigation

Marjanović, Darko and Lazić, Milena (2022) Macroeconomic Performance of WB Countries - Empirical Investigation. Economic Development (4). pp. 54-66. ISSN 1857-7741

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The subject of this paper is a comparative analysis of key macroeconomic indicators (Real GDP, Inflation, Unemployment rate, and Government debt) of the Western Balkans in the period 2018 – 2021. The aim is to assess their relationship and position and accordingly draw adequate conclusions and recommendations for policymakers. The research is based on a descriptive analysis of secondary data from The Global Economy database. A comparative analysis of the selected macroeconomic indicators indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic and the global slowdown have had the least severe impact on Serbia compared to other Western Balkan countries. This resulted from the Serbian economy’s achieved macroeconomic and financial stability, previous growth dynamics, built fiscal position, timely implementation of the comprehensive package of measures, and its economic structure. In the forthcoming period, it can be expected that the Western Balkan region, with the implemented structural reforms, will ensure macroeconomic stability and the creation of a favorable foreign direct investment environment, which will undoubtedly impact their further economic growth and development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: macroeconomic indicators, WB countries, economic growth
Research Department: Macroeconomics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2022 10:17

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