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Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?

Davor Mikulić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9847-6116 ; Institute of Economics Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Andrea Galić Nagyszombaty ; Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Mikulić, D. & Galić Nagyszombaty, A. (2015). Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?. Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, 33 (1), 81-102. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930
MLA 8th Edition
Mikulić, Davor and Andrea Galić Nagyszombaty. "Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?." Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, vol. 33, no. 1, 2015, pp. 81-102. https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Mikulić, Davor and Andrea Galić Nagyszombaty. "Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?." Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci 33, no. 1 (2015): 81-102. https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930
Harvard
Mikulić, D., and Galić Nagyszombaty, A. (2015). 'Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?', Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, 33(1), pp. 81-102. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930 (Accessed 24 September 2021)
Vancouver
Mikulić D, Galić Nagyszombaty A. Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?. Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2021 September 24];33(1):81-102. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930
IEEE
D. Mikulić and A. Galić Nagyszombaty, "Does international trade cause regional growth differentials in Croatia?", Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, vol.33, no. 1, pp. 81-102, 2015. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930. [Accessed: 24 September 2021]

Abstracts
The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of international trade in the process of regional convergence in Croatia. Previous empirical and theoretical studies usually argued that international competitiveness and export orientation promotes regional convergence and enables less developed regions to increase economic growth through enhanced productivity and efficiency. The main hypothesis
tested is that international trade is less significant in explaining regional growth differentials in Croatia. The method used for the analysis is a panel data model which is based on conditional convergence hypothesis. The model is oriented to identification of factors which explain growth differentials of Croatian counties,
including variables related to international competitiveness. The fundamental result obtained is empirical evidence for conclusion that international trade is not to be assumed as a key determinant of the regional convergence process in Croatia. Regional growth in Croatia is primarily determined by quality of human capital, investments in fixed assets and structural features of individual Croatian counties. The main conclusion on the basis of the results is that in the past period, regional
growth was primarily determined by domestic demand of households and government. The highest growth was recorded in counties in which public funds were invested in infrastructural projects and counties specialised in production of services for personal consumption. However, the role of international trade in the regional economic growth can be more pronounced in the future as a result of limited
domestic demand. Improved international competitiveness is a prerequisite for successful and sustainable regional development

Keywords
regional growth; international competitiveness; economic growth; Croatia

Hrčak ID: 139930

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/139930

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