Title: Economic growth in EU from sectoral imbalances point of view

Authors: Matjaž Novak

Addresses: Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Cankarjeva 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: Imbalances are opposite to sustainability. Following this postulate, this article is aimed at analysing an impact of sectoral imbalances on economic growth in case of EU economies. The basic theoretical background for this empirical analysis is the study provided by Novak (2007, 2008, 2009) on real convergence between old and new EU-member states, and also empirical research provided by Stubelj and Dolenc (2013) and Laporšek and Stubelj (2012). If we sum up the basic findings for EU8 and EU15 economies, we recognise obvious differences, where we especially draw attention to the fact that EU8 economies face the significant impact of production factors reallocation between propulsive and degressive industries, while in the case of EU15 economies we are not able to accept the same conclusion.

Keywords: sectoral imbalances; economic growth; neoclassical theory; EU economies; post-Keynesian theory; European Union.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSE.2015.066407

International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.42 - 53

Available online: 18 Dec 2014 *

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