The growth of labor productivity is the primary economic objective that enables strengthening of competitiveness of the domestic economy and stable development.
Report “Creating a more favorable business environment for decreasing informal (grey) economy in the Republic of Srpska” reveals what employers in the Republic of Srpska see as main causes of grey economy and where we stand on these matters in comparison with Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Austria.
The announcement by the Government of the Republic of Srpska to introduce a 200 BAM tax-exempt portion of wages is surely a welcome measure. This tax exemption is clearly insufficient, however, when we consider policies being adopted by neighboring and EU countries in their attempts to tackle the dire state of the labor market and macroeconomic trends.
The results of an analysis of the budgetary policy and budget of the city of Banjaluka for 2012 demonstrate the lack of sincere dedication of the city authorities to provide any significant support to the participation of citizens in the processes of planning and preparing the budget. Continue reading Analysis of the budget policy and budget of the city of Banja Luka
Analysis made within the twelfth issue of Quarterly Economic Monitor.
Center for Research and Studies GEA has made an analysis of parliamentarians’ wages in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a part of the Quarterly Economic Monitor (available in the Publications section).
The key findings of a study analyzing the current higher education funding system in Bosnia and Herzegovina point to the fact that higher education system in B&H is, besides being complex, financially ineffective. Labor market demands urgent change of the enrollment policy and higher education funding system in B&H. Continue reading Enrollment policy and higher education funding system in B&H
Many international economists find that staying in the euro zone for Greece is not practically possible any more. Even worse, some of EU member states, it seems, are heading in the same direction. The Republic of Srpska must learn from this development.