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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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Measuring the macroeconomic impact of economic diplomacy using VARFIMA model for Croatia 1990-2018

Vol. 13, No 3, 2020

Marinko Škare


University of Pula,

Pula, Croatia


Measuring the macroeconomic impact of economic diplomacy using VARFIMA model for Croatia 1990-2018


Dubravko Radošević


Economic Institute, Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia


Sanja Radolović


University of Pula,

Pula, Croatia




Abstract. Solving economic issues in international relations has historically become an inseparable part of diplomatic theory and practice. The consequence of the latest speed-up in trade globalization and liberalization is the increased competition on both domestic and foreign markets. Thus, the states which do not have a built-up concept of economic diplomacy cannot have a proactive role in their relationship with other countries, but become the object of other countries' economic diplomacies. Given the importance of economic diplomacy's action in solving economic issues in international relations, we empirically measure its impact on the most important macroeconomic indicators in the Republic of Croatia by means of applying the MLE (maximum likelihood estimation) method. As the primary macroeconomic aggregates are by their nature fractionally integrated, this assumption was the threshold for applying the empirical VARFIMA model based on fractionally integrated data. The primary dependent variables in the VARFIMA model were different macroeconomic indicators – industrial production, unemployment, inflation, export. We find a positive link between economic diplomacy and macroeconomic performance of Croatia during 1990-2018.


Received: December, 2019

1st Revision: March, 2020

Accepted: August, 2020


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-3/14

JEL ClassificationFO2, F47, F55, C14

Keywords: economic diplomacy, macroeconomic aggregates, VARFIMA modeling, long memory, Croatia