2016, Volume 69 - Issue 3
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Publication date: 01 August 2016
MILITARY SPENDING-HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION NEXUS: A HETEROGENEOUS PANEL DATA APPROACHRead the article
LIBERALIZATION OF TRADE WITH THE EFTA COUNTRIES: SOME EVIDENCE FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINARead the article
DETERMINANTS OF WESTERN BALKAN EMIGRATION FLOWS: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSISRead the article
Safet KURTOVIC, Faculty of Management and Business Economics, University of Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Blerim HALILI, College Pjeter Budi, Department Customs and Freight, Pristina, Kosovo
Nehat MAXHUNI, College Biznesi, Department of Economics, Pristina, Kosovo
Sead TALOVIC, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
This paper's main objective is to study the effect of the liberalization of trade with EFTA countries on trade balance of B&H. It analyzes the time series data for the period 2005-2014. Our theoretical framework includes the gravity model and the econometric technique system of simultaneous equations: Three-Stage Least Squares. The research results show that the liberalization of trade with the EFTA countries has led to an increase of trade flows; however, it has not resulted in a significant convergence in exports and imports i.e. in an equable trade balance. We have concluded that the increase in export from B&H to the EFTA countries is positively affected by the consumer price index, population, signed bilateral agreements and geographical distance between the EFTA countries, while the reduction in import of products to B&H is positively affected by signed bilateral agreements with the EFTA countries. Finally, we have found that the reduction in B&H trade deficit is positively affected by reduced gross domestic product (GDP) of B&H. In the case of other analyzed independent variables affecting trade balance, no positive effects have been registered.
F110, F130, F150
Trade Agreements, Liberalization, Trade, Export, Import, Trade Balance
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