After a year in which Romania achieved the fastest growing economy in the European Union, 2017 comes with a unique set of challenges.In 2016, the economy was the main driver of consumption and economic analysts expect it to slow down, while prices will increase. The government estimated an increase of 5% for the Romanian economy in 2017, but the World Bank warns that this could be too optimistic and expects an advance of only 3.4% of the economy. However, growth remains above the EU average, which is why 2017 could be a year at least as good as 2016. ...

Author Biography

Elena Gurgu, ''Spiru Haret University", Faculty of Economic Sciences, Bucharest

Born on 20/02/1974, assoc. prof. PhD. Elena Gurgu is now vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, being specialized in supporting lectures and master degree courses in international economics and finance, public relations and corporate speech. She is also accredited and active trainer since 2010 till present. In USH her activity takes place within several committees , is also member of several national or international scientific and research societies and associations, and reviewer in some journals indexed in IDB. She is currently managing the master's programs in Marketing inside the  Faculty of Economic Sciences. Begining 2016 she is envolved in scientific research field as deputy chief editor of Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, a jounal with a tradition of 16th years in academic  research field. Her personal biography can be found in the pages of Who is Who - Encyclopedia of Personalities in Romania.Further details about her publications, academic and research career at: can access her papers on SSRN at: ID:




How to Cite

Gurgu, E. (2017). FOREWORD. Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, 17(1), 13–27.