The Croatian Economy in Transition

  • Dragomir Vojnić
Part of the European Economic Interaction and Integration book series (EEIIWP)


I will first discuss some major issues of the transitional crisis. The Croatian economy, like all the other countries in transition, is passing through a very difficult transitional crisis. That transitional crisis has been manifested in drastic declines of gross domestic product, employment, productivity, all categories of consumption, salaries and wages, and overall standards of living. The drastic falls in production and consumption occurred simultaneously with high rates of escalating inflation. The facts are summarised in Table 22.1.


Central Bank Displace Person Foreign Exchange Reserve Stabilisation Programme Soft Budget Constraint 
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