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Hungary's Competitiveness in an International Comparison - A Supply-side Approach

Losoncz, M. (2004) Hungary's Competitiveness in an International Comparison - A Supply-side Approach. Acta Oeconomica, 54 (2). pp. 201-226. ISSN 0001-6373

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Abstract

The paper analyses Hungary's competitiveness in international comparison by focusing on the supply-side factors determining competitiveness. Although it attaches outstanding importance to the business-friendly general economic environment mainly in terms of the transition to the market economy and attracting foreign direct investments, the interrelationship among labour productivity, labour costs and nominal and real exchange rates are in its focal point. Its main conclusion is that it is labour productivity which determines international competitiveness in the long run. However, appropriate economic-policy measures are required to prevent the erosion of relative international competitiveness by increasing labour costs and the real appreciation of the national currency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: Katalin Barta
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 08:36
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/46296

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