Optimizing Bosnian (BH) Macroeconomic Policy

ARAPOVIC OMERBEGOVIC, Adisa (2013) Optimizing Bosnian (BH) Macroeconomic Policy. International Conference on Economic and Social Studies, 10-11 May, 2013, Sarajevo, 1 (1). ISSN 2303-4564

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Abstract

Postwar economy of BH has adopted free market economy mechanisms while inheriting most of the policies in the area of pension system, health care system, and market regulation from the time of centrally planned economy, which is unsustainable. BH has also adopted EU membership as the aim, which provides the constraint to policy making in many areas including macroeconomics, economic system and regulation of the market mechanisms. The additional constraints imposed on small open economy limit the macroeconomic policy of BH in achieving the external and internal balance. This paper analyzes present macroeconomic policy of BH using the standard open economy framework along the lines of Dornbush model, within the above mentioned limitations and constraints, and provides the optimum macroeconomic policy for BH, assuming the set objectives of economic growth, price stability and employment. We show that macroeconomic goal of employment can be reached, within constraints placed on BH economy, only through structural reforms that increase labor market flexibility, policies that tackle issues of efficient use of resources and effective mechanisms of market regulation. Keywords: Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, Bosnia

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 12:07
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 12:07
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1462

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