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Dissertation
Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business in Bulgaria dn European Union
(2014)
  • Research in International Trade
Abstract


The present dissertation titled as “The economic performance and development of Bulgaria in terms of competitiveness (GCI) and easy of doing business (EDB) in comparison with European Union and the countries of Black Sea region” was worked out in the frames of the curriculum of postgraduate studies as a part of the “MA program in Black Sea Cultural Studies”, in the School of Humanities, of the International Hellenic University during the academic year 2010-2011.

The Master's dissertation aims to apply a certain methodology and approach in the analysis of the economic development of Bulgaria and to demonstrate reasonably original   research.   More   analytically,   the   master   thesis   conducts   a   thorough comparative  method,  through  a  series  of  annual  reports,  by  using  two  specific financial indexes; the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) of the World Economic Forum for the period 2004-2011, and the Easy of Doing Business Index of the World Bank  for  the  period  2006-2011,  in  order  to  evaluate  economic  performance  of Bulgaria –as it is strongly affected by various special circumstances such asthe worldwide Financial Crisis 2007 till now– in comparison with the performance of the EuropeanUnion(EU27)andthegroupofBlackSeacountries(BS10),inspecific areas of economic interest.

In the end, total evaluation and assessment of undertaking takes place, with consecutive report of helpful conclusions.

It must be noted, that the hall comparative analysis of the economic performance and development of Bulgaria in terms of competitiveness (GCI) and easy of doing business (EDB) in comparison with European Union and the countries of Black Sea region necessitated the construction ofa series oftables and chartswhere the best and the worst values are remarked.


Publication Date
January, 2014
Degree
Master
Citation Information
Research in International Trade. "Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business in Bulgaria dn European Union" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/researchin-internationaltrade/15/