In the Grip of Transition: Economic and Social Consequences of Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorTilman Bruk, Tilman Brck, Hartmut Lehmann

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The shift from a centrally planned economy to a market-based economy involves, amongst other elements, the restructuring of state-owned or privatized enterprises. Realigning product lines, adopting new technology and imposing sound finances are all important stages in the integration of enterprises into world markets.

This book analyzes the efficiency and equity of the economic restructuring in the two largest successor states of the Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine. It raises important questions such as why these countries have been relatively slow to pursue restructuring policies, how the transition has affected labor markets and institutions, and how it impacted on poverty and social safety. The analysis is based on a careful examination of micro-level data, documenting the experiences of and interactions between individuals and institutions.

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The shift from a centrally planned economy to a market-based economy involves, amongst other elements, the restructuring of state-owned or privatized enterprises. Realigning product lines, adopting new technology and imposing sound finances are all important stages in the integration of enterprises into world markets. This book analyze...

TILMAN BRÜCK is Head of the Department of Development and Security at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) and Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. He is also an IZA Research Fellow and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon. His res...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.67 × 5.64 × 0.86 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303102

ISBN - 13:9780230303102

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Table of Contents

Economic and Social Consequences of Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine: An Introduction; T. Brück & H. Lehmann
Worker Displacement in Russia and Ukraine: A Comparative Analysis using Micro Data; H. Lehmann, A. Muravyev, N. Pignatti, T. Razzolini & A. Zaiceva
Stuck Between Surplus and Shortage: Demand for Skills in Russian Industry; V. Gimpelson, R. Kapeliushnikov & A. Lukiyanova
Innovation, Adoption, Ownership, and Productivity: Evidence from Ukraine; J.D. Brown, J.S. Earle, H. Vakhitova & V.Z heka
The Evolution of Labor Relations inside a Russian Firm during Late Transition: Evidence from Personnel Data; H. Lehmann & A. Zaiceva
Within-Firm Gender Segregation: Causes and Consequences; I. Maltseva & D. Nesterova
The Effect of Transition on Women in Ukrainian Industry: An Exploration of the ULFS Panel Data; T. Coupé & H. Lehmann
Labor Market Restructuring and Poverty: Household Evidence from Ukraine; T. Brück, A.M. Danzer, A. Muravyev & N. Weisshaar
Social Security Impact on Labor Market Developments and Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine; M. Góra