The European Journal of Comparative Economics

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011

Book Review of Serbia's Transition: Towards a Better Future1
Book Review of Serbia's Transition: Towards a Better Future1 Milica UvalicIt is long overdue for us to have on the shelves a serious book on transition in the former Yugoslavia (Serbia) to join the dozens of volumes on Russia, Poland, and Hungary. It...
China and India: Openness, Trade and Effects on Economic Growth
Abstract3The purpose of this paper is to analyse the economic growth of China and India in terms of their integration in the global economy. We begin with a discussion of some stylized facts concerning their recent economic growth, the most significant...
European Integration, Labour Market Dynamics and Migration Flows
AbstractThe paper has two objectives. Firstly, we wish to evaluate whether a greater economic integration has effects, and of what type, on migration flows from Central and Eastern Europe (New Member States of the EU, NMS) towards the fifteen countries...
Oil Price Shocks and Stock Markets in BRICs1
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of oil prices on real stock returns for Brazil, China, India and Russia over 1999:1-2009:9 using VAR models. The results suggest that whereas real stock returns positively respond to some of the oil price indicators...
Should the UK Join the Euro Zone? Evidence from a Synthetic OCA Assessment
Abstract:Based on optimal currency area theories, this paper applies the empirical methodology of structural VAR to revisit the question of whether UK should join or not the Euro zone. Correlations of effective exchange rates between UK and US on one...
Some Comparative Economics of the Organization of Sports: Competition and Regulation in North American vs. European Professional Team Sports Leagues
Abstract:This article contends that a new research avenue is open to comparative economics which is the economic comparison between American (closed) and European (open) professional team sports leagues. It starts with sketching the major institutional...
The Regulation of Residential Tenancy Markets in Post-War Western Europe: An Economic Analysis1
AbstractThis paper provides an economic analysis of the post-war regulation of European tenancy markets. Two representative types of market regulation are analyzed: the introduction of compulsory duration clauses in tenancy contracts (as a means of protecting...