Systemic Change in Postcommunist Economies: Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies

Systemic Change in Postcommunist Economies: Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies

by Paul G. Hare, P. G. Hare, Pola World Congress of Central and East European Studies 1995 Warsaw
     
 

Since the collapse of communism in central Europe and the former USSR, different countries in the region have adopted quite diverse approaches to transition. Some were quick to commit to rapid reforms, while others encountered severe political and economic obstacles. This book analyzes the issues which characterize the early transition phase. A selection of country…  See more details below

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Since the collapse of communism in central Europe and the former USSR, different countries in the region have adopted quite diverse approaches to transition. Some were quick to commit to rapid reforms, while others encountered severe political and economic obstacles. This book analyzes the issues which characterize the early transition phase. A selection of country studies explore the implications of the old system for the course of postcommunist reform, the nature of the former USSR, and shock therapy versus gradualism as alternative reform strategies.

Author Biography: Paul G. Hare is Head of the School of Management at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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A dozen papers, a mix of conceptual analysis and country studies, demonstrate the wide range of approaches and experiences of transition to capitalism. Economists from eastern and western Europe, the US, and Japan consider such topics as gradualism versus shock therapy, the drop of Russian output in early transition and its implications in microeconomics and macroeconomics, Polish economic reforms in Japanese historical perspective, western economists and the transition process in Russia, and main directions and initial results of reforms in the Georgian economy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312226428
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Selected Papers Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.05(d)

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