ECONOMIC FREEDOM: COMPARISON OF MACEDONIA WITH EUROPEAN UNION AND BALKAN COUNTRIES

TitleECONOMIC FREEDOM: COMPARISON OF MACEDONIA WITH EUROPEAN UNION AND BALKAN COUNTRIES
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2016
Date PublishedMay 2016
Conference NameInternational Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities Challenges: from Diversity to Synergy
Pagination86
Publication Languageeng
AuthorsAydin, R, Dursun, İ
PublisherInternational Balkan University
Place PublishedMacedonia
KeywordsBalkan Countries, Economic Freedom, EU, Macedonia
Abstract

Economic freedom is considered to be in the heart of economic development andsustainable growth as it is a must for flourishing entrepreneurial spirit in a country as well asattracting foreign direct investment into the country. Since 1980s, many institutions andorganizations such as Freedom House, the Heritage Foundation, and the Fraser Institute havebeen measuring level of economic freedom across the world. This study analyzes the recent andcurrent situation of Macedonia in terms of economic freedoms. The study compares the recentimprovements in the area of economic freedoms in Macedonia with its neighbors and EUcountries.