The First Decade of Living with the Global Crisis

Economic and Social Developments in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou
  • Zoran Aranđelović
  • Srđan Marinković
  • Persefoni Polychronidou

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Structural Changes, Sustainable Growth and Sectoral Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladislav Marjanovic, Zoran Arandjelovic
      Pages 3-17
    3. Sofija Adžić, Dragan Stojić
      Pages 19-32
    4. Sotirios Papadopoulos, Eleni Zafeiriou, Christos Karelakis, Theodoros Koutroumanidis
      Pages 33-45
    5. Matteo Belletti, Elvira Leksinaj
      Pages 47-58
  3. Social Capital in Balkan Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Anna Tokalaki, Anastasios Michailidis, Maria Partalidou, Georgios Theodossiou
      Pages 61-71
    3. Marija Džunić, Nataša Golubović
      Pages 83-101
    4. Panagiotis Mitrakos, Aristidis Bitzenis, Ioannis Makedos, Panagiotis Kontakos
      Pages 103-112
  4. The External Sector, National State and Development in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Odysseas G. Spiliopoulos, Dimitrios P. Petropoulos
      Pages 123-136
    3. Alexandra Horobet, Lucian Belascu, Ana-Maria Barsan
      Pages 137-164
    4. Srđan Marinković, Ognjen Radović
      Pages 165-183
    5. Costin-Alexandru Ciupureanu, Mihai Daniel Roman
      Pages 185-192

About this book


This volume sheds new light on economic developments in several countries of Southeast Europe. The European Union and especially the eurozone continue to experience rhythms of fiscal crisis, as can most clearly be seen in the debt crisis in the South Periphery. Despite the fact that several measures and decisions have been taken to deal with the crisis (banking union, liquidity support from the European Central Bank), proposals to reform Europe’s strategic policy in order to find a way out of the crisis have been put forward. 

This book explores the respective roles that specific sectors, e.g. the agricultural sector, social capital, tax policies and labour immigration, can play in this regard. The importance of international economic relations (exports, imports, FDI, exchange rates) is analysed, in order to illustrate the nature of the economic developments and the major economic difficulties these countries face.


EU Crisis Balkan Economies Debt Crisis Fiscal Crisis South Periphery

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou
    • 1
  • Zoran Aranđelović
    • 2
  • Srđan Marinković
    • 3
  • Persefoni Polychronidou
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of TechnologyEastern Macedonia and ThraceKavalaGreece
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of NišNišSerbia
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of NišNišSerbia
  4. 4.Institute of TechnologyEastern Macedonia and ThraceKavalaGreece

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