Economic Development In The European Super-Periphery: Evidence From The Western Balkans

@article{Bartlett2009EconomicDI,
  title={Economic Development In The European Super-Periphery: Evidence From The Western Balkans},
  author={W. Bartlett},
  journal={Ekonomski Anali},
  year={2009},
  volume={54},
  pages={21-44}
}
This paper argues that the conflicts that afflicted the Western Balkan region in the 1990s pushed the countries into the European 'super-periphery', characterised by deindustrialisation and high unemployment, ethnic and regional fragmentation, political turmoil, and instability. Integration into international trade has been disrupted, leading to chronic balance of payments deficits. Low inflows of international capital, due to high country risk, have hindered technological catch-up and weakened… Expand

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