The pillars of the polish economy’s internationally competitive position in the post-accession period

  • Edward Molendowski Cracow University of Economics

Abstract

The article presents the results of an analysis which attempts to identify the most important factors determining changes in the Polish economy’s internationally competitive position compared to the other new member states of the European Union (EU-10) in the years 2004-2017. The hypothesis that, among the EU-10 states, Poland belongs to those where varied effects of membership have clearly occurred has been put forward. This has greatly influenced the formation of the internationally competitive position of the economy.  In the research, analysis of the secondary data concerning the pillars of the economy’s competitiveness specified in the Global Competitiveness Report has been applied. This has been compiled by the World Economic Forum. The article ends with a summary of the most important conclusions drawn from the presented analysis.

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Published
2018-04-25
How to Cite
MOLENDOWSKI, Edward. The pillars of the polish economy’s internationally competitive position in the post-accession period. Central European Review of Economics & Finance, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 5-19, apr. 2018. ISSN 2083-4314. Available at: <http://ceref.pl/index.php/CEREF/article/view/49>. Date accessed: 17 july 2018.
Section
Economics