Republic of Serbia : Selected Issues Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

July 15, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper on Serbia’s Article IV Consultation reviews the precrisis growth paradigm and its legacy vulnerabilities. The underlying growth model proved vulnerable to shocks, being associated with a high share of nontradable, low domestic savings, and a fragile external position. Convergence to EU income levels was relatively moderate. Economic growth fell following the onset of the global financial crisis and further slowed the pace of convergence. Serbia’s postcrisis income gap remains larger by comparison to more advanced regional economies. Structural bottlenecks continue to undermine overall competitiveness and constrain growth potential.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/207

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 15, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484301302/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SRBEA2013002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

130

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