Economic Growth and Structural Features of Transition

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

EditorEnrico Marelli, Marcello Signorelli

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This book examines, theoretically and empirically, the key aspects and differences of economic growth as well as the main structural features of development in transition countries, from the 1989 fall of the Berlin wall to the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. Topics include institutional change and governance, human capital and social capital, models of growth and employment – productivity relationship, sectoral/regional structure and trade integration, income distribution/inequality and many features of labour markets performance. Most of the chapters refer to the European transition countries; in some cases a comparative perspective - Eastern versus Western EU countries – is adopted.
This book is useful reading for researchers, scholars and students in the fields of economics of transition, economic growth, development economics, European economic integration, regional economics and labour economics.

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This book examines, theoretically and empirically, the key aspects and differences of economic growth as well as the main structural features of development in transition countries, from the 1989 fall of the Berlin wall to the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. Topics include institutional change and governance, human capit...

ENRICO MARELLI is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Brescia, Italy. He studied at Bocconi University, at the London School of Economics and at the University of Pennsylvania. Marelli has published several books and articles in a number of research areas: international economics, transition economics, labour econom...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10.26 × 5.65 × 0.99 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; J.Holscher
Reflections on Progress in the Transition; B.Schmögnerova
Introduction; E.Marelli & M.Signorelli
Economic Growth and Structural Features of Transition: Theoretical Framework and General Overview; E.Marelli & M.Signorelli
PART I: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Governance, Institutions and Growth: Empirical Lessons from the Post-Communist Transition; C.J.Gerry, J.Lee & T.M.Mickiewicz
Human Capital and Social Capital as Interacting Factors of Economic Development; A.Kaasa & E.Parts
Productivity, Employment and Human Capital in Eastern and Western EU countries; E.Marelli & M.Signorelli
Trade-off between Productivity and Employment in Transition Countries: An International Comparison; M.T.Choudhry & B.Ark
PART II: STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND REGIONAL PERFORMANCE
Sectoral Structure and Productivity in the EU: New Member States' Adjustment to Structural Transformation; T.Paas, J.Sepp &N.J.Scannell
The Emerging Economic Geography Setting in New EU Member States: A Comparative Account of Regional Industrial Performance and Adjustment; D.Kallioras, G.Petrakos & M.Tsiapa
Is European Trade Integration Completed? Perspectives for CEE Countries; F.Festoc-Louis & N.Roudaut
PART III: INCOME INEQUALITY AND LABOUR MARKET EVOLUTION
Is Kuznets Hypothesis Valid for Transitional Countries?; O.Demidova
Perceived Job Security in Transition Countries:A Comparative Perspective; M.Facchinetti & F.Origo
Unemployment Convergence in Transition; J.Tyrowicz & P.Wojcik
Structural Change and Regional Labour Market Imbalances in Transition; F.E.Caroleo & F.Pastore
Youth Unemployment in Transition Countries and Regions; C.Perugini & M.Signorelli
Biografical Notes