Economic and Tax Competitiveness in Selected South East European Countries

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Branimir Kalaš Vera Mirović Miloš Pjanić

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National competitiveness has become one of the central preoccupations of government in every nation. International capital flows affect diversification of business activities and intensifying competitive advantage. Market liberalization, open economy, and economic integration have become a key principle of globalization and the disregard of them reduces the possibility of a certain economy to be competitive in global terms. This assertion is primarily directed towards small countries and countries which aren't economic strong enough to withstand the competitive pressure and they are forced to economic integrated. The aim of the paper is to draw the attention to the significance of competitiveness and tax rates in the economy. The subject of the paper is showing the
competitive position of Serbia with special emphasis on the WEF indicators and tax rates.

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KALAŠ, Branimir; MIROVIĆ, Vera; PJANIĆ, Miloš. Economic and Tax Competitiveness in Selected South East European Countries. Economic Analysis, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 3-4, p. 55-65, dec. 2017. ISSN 2560-3949. Available at: <http://www.library.ien.bg.ac.rs/index.php/ea/article/view/545>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2018.
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