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Convergence in Emerging Europe :, Sustainability and Vulnerabilities, Athanasios Vamvakidis

The emerging European economies have been converging rapidly towards the more advanced European economies in recent years. However, large external imbalances in parts of the region have raised questions about sustainability and concerns about vulnerabilities. Empirical evidence in this paper suggest that the convergence trend of emerging Europe is based on strong fundamentals and is expected to continue, but at a slower pace. Moreover, the convergence path may be volatile as countries with large external imbalances adjust, with risks of a hard landing in some cases
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Emerging Europe's Convergence; III. Estimates from a Production Function; IV. Determinants of Economic Growth; V. Potential Growth; VI. Current Account Balances During Regional Convergence; VII. External indebtedness; VIII. Conclusions and Policy Implications; Figures; 1. Convergence in Emerging Europe and in the Rest of the World, 2003-07; 2. Emerging Europe: Value Added by Sector, Contributions to Real GDP Growth, 2002-06; 3. Emerging Europe: Domestic and External Demand, Contributions to Real GDP Growth, 2002-06; 4. Emerging Europe: Growth Accounting, 2002-06
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non fiction
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