Overview

The Solidarity-led government which came into power in Poland in Autumn 1989 faced two enormous tasks. First, to stabilize an economy prone to hyperflation. Second, to replace a crumbling command system in favour of a market mechanism, in a country whose market institutions had been destroyed under forty years of communist rule. This book recounts the events of this period and the course taken by the new government, and analyzes the significance of this for the transition ...
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Stabilization and Structural Adjustment in Poland

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Overview

The Solidarity-led government which came into power in Poland in Autumn 1989 faced two enormous tasks. First, to stabilize an economy prone to hyperflation. Second, to replace a crumbling command system in favour of a market mechanism, in a country whose market institutions had been destroyed under forty years of communist rule. This book recounts the events of this period and the course taken by the new government, and analyzes the significance of this for the transition process in Poland and elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135091750
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

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List of contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Polish Economy on the Eve of the Solidarity Take-Over 7
2 The Polish Economy 1989-1991 29
3 Banking, Credit and Monetary Policy 67
4 Tax Reform 92
5 The Opening Up of the Polish Economy 112
6 The Labour Market 131
7 Transition to a Market Economy: Some Industrial Organizational Issues 153
8 Privatization 171
9 Transforming Poland's Industry 188
10 Polish Agriculture During the Transition Period 206
11 Public Health and Social Security 219
12 Problems of the Environment 243
Appendix I: Chronology of Economic and Political Events 1989-1991 255
Appendix II: Basic Statistics 292
Index 307
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