Journal of Economic and Social Studies


Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall

Internal Migration and Social Identity Construction: Implications for Prejudice and Stigma in Albanian Postsocialist Society
IntroductionA growing body of research indicates that internal migration is a multi-dimensional phenomenon. It is rapidly growing in both, time and space raising various challenges (World Bank, 2009; Meng, 2012; Potts, 2012). Even though it affects the...
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Performance of Moving Average Investment Timing Strategy in UK Stock Market: Individual Stocks versus Portfolios
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Literature ReviewHistorically, stock price prediction has received an enormous amount of attention among investors, practitioners, and academicians. Broadly, two classes of analyses have been used for predicting...
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Determinants of the Financing Obstacles Faced by SMEs: An Empirical Study of Emerging Economies
IntroductionAlthough the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the economic development of a country, particularly an emerging economy, is evident, obstacles to the growth of SMEs have been left unaddressed. Small, young firms have...
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Bilateral Intra-Industry Trade in Country Characteristics Context: The Case Study of Trade of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Croatia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEmpirical research into intra-industry trade (IIT) of a series of countries indicates the existence of a significant IIT share and a greater presence of the horizontal type of IIT in the mutual trade...
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Labour Market Transition Differences between Natives and Immigrants in EU Economies
IntroductionRecent migration flows have overwhelmed European economies and raised numerous political, economic, social and practical questions. Regardless of the origin of immigrants and their reasons for moving to a host country, a key measure of the...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

Determinants of International Tourism Flows to the Republic of Croatia: An SUR Analysis of Panel Data from 1993-2015
IntroductionInternational tourism is a mainstay of Croatia's economy, currently representing 12.5% of the country's GDP (WTTC, 2015). Such a heavy reliance on this single industry leaves the country susceptible during times of recession in other European...
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Financial Monitoring of Medication Consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionHealth is an economic potential, a segment of human capital that increases productivity and reduces treatment costs. However, in no way is health a free resource and it cannot be maintained without incurring costs. High quality healthcare...
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Tourism Demand, Oil Price Fluctuation, Exchange Rate and Economic Growth: Evidence from ARDL Model and Rolling Window Granger Causality for Tunisia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionTunisia is one of the most important places for European tourists with more than 56% over the period starting the year 2000 of arrivals are European (about 78% in 2009)5 The increasing arrival of European...
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Hiring a High-Quality Auditor and Debt Maturity Structure: Evidence from Iranian Firms
Literature ReviewNew corporate theories are premised on the assumption that the separation of ownership and management causes serious conflicts of interest, which, in turn, result in agency problem, which can be traced to the information asymmetry between...
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The EU Cohesion Policy's Impact on Regional Economic Development: The Case of Bulgaria
IntroductionOverview of the EU's Cohesion PolicyThe cohesion policy of the European Union aims to support the job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and overall quality of life in the European regions and cities....
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Vol. 6, No. 2, Fall

Trade Liberation and Product Structure: The Case of the Western Balkans
IntroductionThe countries of the Western Balkans were undergoing in the recent past a number of trade liberalisation processes, out of which two appeared to have had the most prominent role1. The first one, Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP),...
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Role of the State in Financial Sector Development and Achieving Pro-Poor Growth: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
IntroductionThe year 2015 was set as the target year by the United Nations (UN) to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with halving absolute poverty set as the first most important goal. Unfortunately, evidence shows that in many developing...
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