Transition And Beyond

Hardcover | September 15, 2007

EditorSaul Estrin, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Milica Uvalic

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More than fifteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many issues regarding the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy are still being debated. This book presents an evaluation of the transition in Central Eastern Europe, and focuses on the socialist legacy, the transition from planned to market economy, and the future of the post-transition phase.

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More than fifteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many issues regarding the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy are still being debated. This book presents an evaluation of the transition in Central Eastern Europe, and focuses on the socialist legacy, the transition from planned to market economy, a...

SAUL ESTRIN is Adecco Professor of Business and Society, London Business School, UK.GRZEGORZ W. KOLODKO is Professor of Economics and Economic Policy and Director of TIGER at the Kozminski Business School, Poland.MILICA UVALIC is Full Professor in Economics in the Deparment of Economics, Finance and Statistics at the University of Per...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.83 × 5.76 × 0.85 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230546978

ISBN - 13:9780230546974

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Introduction--S.Estrin, G.Kolodko & M.Uvalic * PART I: THE SOCIALIST LEGACY * The Rise and Fall of Socialist Planning--M.Ellman * Life Cycle of the Centrally Planned Economy: Why Soviet Growth Rates Peaked in the 1950s--V.Popov * Is Transition Normal Economic Development? The Burden of Socialist Institutions--G.Ofer & M.Keren * Complexity and Systemic Failure--V.Tanzi * PART II: TRANSITION: FROM PLAN TO MARKET * Lessons from the Successes and Failures of the Transition from Communism to the Market Economy--J.Stiglitz * Human Capital and Economic Performance: What Do We Learn from the Experience of the Transition Countries?--S.Commander * Banks and Central Banks in the Transition--M.de Cecco * Investment, Wages and Corporate Governance During the Transition: Evidence from Slovenian Firms--J.Prasnikar & J.Svejnar * How Different is the Serbian Transition?--M.Uvalic * Russia-EU Economic Relations: The Case of Natural Gas--P.Desai * PART III: BEYOND TRANSITION * Privatization in Transition Economies: An Evaluation--S.Estrin * Are there Optimal Transition Trajectories--L.Csaba * The Great Post-Communist Change and Uncertain Future of the World--G.W.Kolodko * The Challenge of Building the Financial Sector in Eastern and Central Europe--M.Blejer & P.M.Nagy * A Simple Framework for the Analysis of Pensions, Fiscal Policy and the Distribution of Risk in Transition Economies--J.Eatwell