AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A REGIONAL ANALYSIS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Abstract

Since agriculture is the highly important economic activity in the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to create an environment in which competitive agricultural enterprises will develop. However, regions in the Republic of Serbia considerably differ regarding the intensity of agricultural activity. This paper examines the impact of agricultural enterprises on the region’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in the period between 2010 and 2018. Activity of agricultural enterprises was observed using number of agricultural enterprises, number of employees in them, their turnover and gross value added. Random-Effects GLS regression showed that regions with higher agricultural activity contribute to the lesser extent to the GDP of the country. Research results are robust to changing sampling period and lagging independent variables. In this regard, several proposals have been recommended.

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Published
2020-06-24
How to Cite
DIMITRIJEVIĆ, Miloš S; VRŽINA, Stefan; LEKOVIC, Miljan. AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A REGIONAL ANALYSIS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 67, n. 2, p. 585-600, june 2020. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/1753>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj2002585D.