Growing Export Performance of Transition Economies: EU Market Access Versus Supply Capacity Factors

LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 202/2008

24 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2008

See all articles by Jože P. Damijan

Jože P. Damijan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics

Matija Rojec

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences

Maja Ferjancic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Remarkable growth of export performance of transition economies has been one of the most outstanding features of the transition and EU integration processes. The paper looks at the reasons behind this phenomenon. Following Redding and Venables (2003, 2004), and Fugazza (2004), we distinguish between foreign/EU market access and internal supply capacity factors. EU market access has been of great importance for export performance but does not explain the inter country differences. Inter country differences in export performance are explained by internal supply capacity factors, where stable institutional setup, structural reforms, and targeted FDI are in the forefront.

Keywords: export performance, transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe

JEL Classification: F120, F150, F210, O100, P300

Suggested Citation

Damijan, Joze P. and Rojec, Matija and Ferjancic, Maja, Growing Export Performance of Transition Economies: EU Market Access Versus Supply Capacity Factors (2008). LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 202/2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1107776 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1107776

Joze P. Damijan (Contact Author)

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics ( email )

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Matija Rojec

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 5
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia

Maja Ferjancic

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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