Emerging from Communism: Lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

The collapse of communism in Europe was one of the most important world events since the end of World War II. Although China has taken major steps in the direction of capitalism, inEastern Europe, China, and Central Asia the transformation has been only partly accomplished; inCuba and North Korea it has not even begun. In Eastern Europe and Russia, economic reforms were accompanied by huge falls in output, followed by some recovery in Eastern Europe, especially inPoland. By contrast, in China output has grown steadily at a rate never seen in Europe.If free markets and private ownership are meant to increase economic opportunity and welfare, why has their introduction been accompanied by such pain in Eastern Europe and Russia? The contributors to this book believe that future reform strategies in any country depend on understanding what has occurred in these emerging economies so far. Issues addressed include inflation, privatization, enterprise restructuring, banking reform and labor market policy, and the role of decentralization in China's growth.Contributors : Peter Boone, Saul Estrin, Stanislaw Gomulka, Jacob Hørder, Richard Jackman,Richard Layard, Sweder Van Wijnbergen, Wing Thye Woo, Chengang Xu, Juzhong Zhuang.

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"Eastern Europe, Russia, and China emerged from communism with verydifferent records of progress and pain. To understand why, read this book.It presents a fascinating account of transition experiences and revealsmany secrets of success and failure." Andrei Shleifer, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262024471
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Layard is Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School ofEconomics.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Why So Much Pain? An Overview 1
2 Output: Causes of the Decline and the Recovery 13
3 Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures 43
4 Privatization and Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe 73
5 Bank Restructuring and Enterprise Reform 99
6 Unemployment and Restructuring 123
7 Why China Grew 153
8 Why China Grew: The Role of Decentralization 183
Notes 213
References 219
Index 233
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