EU Concergence: South East Europe Six Facing Macroeconomic Challenges

Boskov, Tatjana (2017) EU Concergence: South East Europe Six Facing Macroeconomic Challenges. International Journal of Information, Business and Management, 9 (2). pp. 31-40. ISSN 2076-9202 (Print) ISSN 2218-046X (Online)

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Coping with competitive pressures and market forces within the EU in the medium-term, the
South East Europe Six (SEE6) needs to address important challenges through determined implementation
of structural reforms. Progress with structural reforms can help for macroeconomic stability, for example,
by reducing the structural external deficits. It helps nominal convergence too, as the productivity realizes
the improvement of competitiveness and helps disinflation by maintaining low unit cost.
Also, the paper is focusing on periods of low inflation and deflationary pressures, when
exchange rate anchors do not allow sufficient space for fiscal and monetary stimulus. In this respect,
policy makers are under following dilemma: to deviate from exchange rate anchor and increase the space
for fiscal and monetary stimulus; to accelerate structural reforms and competitiveness and on short run
deepen the recession pressures; and to increase foreign debt and thus increase scope for fiscal and
monetary stimulus while preserving the exchange rate anchor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Tatjana Boskov
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 14:49

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