Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries. The Ten-year experience
Lucjan T. Orlowski
Sacred Heart University - John F. Welch College of Business; Halle Institute for Economic Research; Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
Lucjan T. Orlowski , TRANSITION AND GROWTH IN POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES. THE TEN-YEAR EXPERIENCE, E. Elgar Publishing, 2001
"This exceptionally strong collection is the best single book yet to appear on the reform process in the postsocialist economies. Although it will primarily interest economists, it is also accessible to students of political science."
- P. Rutland, Choice
Transition and Growth in Post-Communist Countries documents the first ten years of economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe. It examines economic growth, stabilization policies and the reformation of social safety nets in the formerly communist countries. The analysis is presented by prominent architects of the economic transition who have been directly involved in both designing and implementing the programme of economic reforms.
Using theoretical and empirical analyses the volume concludes that the countries which have successfully implemented major programmes of macroeconomic stabilization and institutional restructuring have experienced a much faster growth of national income and wealth than the non-reformers.
This authoritative volume will be compelling reading to those interested in emerging market economies, the economics of transition, and international political economy. Researchers, lecturers and students of international macroeconomics and international political relations will also find the book useful.
Contents: Preface Part I: Uneven Reforms - Unbalanced Growth Part II: Financial Openness and Approaches to Monetary Integration Part III: Reforming Social Safety Nets Part IV: Political Challenges of Transition Index Contributors: N. Barr, L. Bokros, A. Bratkowski, M. Dabrowski, M. Dmitriev, S. Fischer, S. Golinowska, S. Gomulka, D. Gros, D. Lipton, L.T. Orlowski, J. Rostowski, M. Rutowski, R. Sahay, V. Schmähl, M. Suhrcke, A.M. Warner, S. Wellisz
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Date posted: February 9, 2005
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