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Institutional Roots of Economic Performance

This is a review article of the newly published book “Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance”. The importance of the problem area covered by the book and the elegance and precision with which it is elaborated are particularly emphasized. Wholeheartedly endorsed is Professor Pejovich’s general stance elaborated in the book that the institutions are the category of elements that has to be resorted to if determinants and mechanisms of economic development are to be consistently and non-tautologically explained.


Capitalism, Democracy and Intellectuals

Only the naive would expect the transition from a communist to a capitalist system in Serbia to develop smoothly, without endemic ailments and distortions. These did appear in all East-European countries and any expectations...


Dream the Impossible: Eradicate EU Regulation!

The EU bureaucracy in Brussels is clearly a predator that cannot be tamed. Witness thousands of harmonizing regulations. EU is stifling the freedom to choose in the area rich with heterogeneous informal rules. The...


Europeans, not Americans, Should Try to Solve Kosovo Issue!

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of talk about Kosovo’s path to independence. Experts, politicians, academics, and those that live or have lived in the Kosovo region have been waging in to the debate. This issue has been widely debated, not just in Europe, but also in the United States. Hence, it is of crucial importance who in Washington, DC publicly or behind closed doors gets an opportunity to speak about such an issue. This city is a nest of political power players. Because many political decisions are made here, all countries have their embassies present. Moreover, what happens in this city has an indisputable influence on decisions of the United Nations and NATO, which are of extreme importance in solving the Kosovo issue.


Environmentalism may destroy human lives!

Mining is not a modern invention. People have been doing it for centuries. Nations, vastly endowed with natural resources, have been depleting gifts of nature without exception or hesitation. Progress in the mining industry...


Serbia & Montenegro (1987-2007) – From Hope to Disaster

Serbia and Montenegro (as member states of Yugoslavia) were influenced in 80’ by collapse of communism in Russia and Eastern Europe. Ideology of “brotherhood and unity” during that period quickly vanished under the rising tide of nationalism and xenophobia. Instead of going into reforms of political and economical system, these two republics managed to preserve a mutation of pre-existing communist order.