Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorGérard Roland

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The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall saw many reflect on the political, economic and socialchanges of recent years. The legacy of communism andthe economic prospects of post-communist countriesare rigorously analysed in this stimulating study of the long term consequencesof transition.

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The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall saw many reflect on the political, economic and socialchanges of recent years. The legacy of communism andthe economic prospects of post-communist countriesare rigorously analysed in this stimulating study of the long term consequencesof transition.

GÉRARD ROLAND Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and editor of Journal of Comparative Economics. Previously, he taught at the UniversitÉ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. His areas of research include political economics and comparative and institutional economics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 5.68 × 1.36 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230343481

ISBN - 13:9780230343481

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Table of Contents

Introduction; G.Roland
Innovation and Dynamism: Interaction between Systems and Technical Progress; J.Kornai
The Demographic Transformation of Post-Socialist Countries: Causes, Consequences and Questions; E.Brainerd
Reform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005; B.Milanovic& L.Ersado
Twenty Years of Political Transition; D.Treisman
Into the Void: Governing Finance in Central and Eastern Europe; K.Pistor
The Long-Run Weight of Communism or the Weight of Long-Run History? G.Roland
Misuse of Institutions: Lessons from Transition; L.Polishchuk
Civil Society, Institutional Change and the Politics of Reform: The Great Transition; L.Bruszt, N.F.Campos, J.Fidrmuc,& G.Roland
Twenty Years Later and the Socialist Heritage is Still Kicking: The Case of Russia; G.Ofer
European Transition at Twenty: Assessing Progress in Countries and Sectors; E.Berglöf, L.Bruynooghe, H.Harmgart, P.Sanfey, H.Schweiger &J.Zettelmeyer
Transition, Structural Divergence, and Performance: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over 2000-2007; G.A.Cornia
The Long Road to Normalcy: Where Russia Now Stands; V.Popov
The Travails of Unification: East Germany's Economic Transition since 1989; C.S.Maier
Transition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change; M.Uvalic
Central Asia after Two Decades of Independence; R.Pomfret