The Economic Prospects of the CIS: Sources of Long Term Growth

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Bound by a common analytic framework, these ten country studies are the result of a comparative, collaborative research project on "Understanding Growth" organized by the Global Development Network. The papers explore the transition and growth experiences of former Soviet countries and assess foundations for long-term growth. Editors Ofer (emeritus, economics, Hebrew U., Israel) and Pomfret (economics, U. of Adelaide, Australia) also provide an introductory essay of background information and a summary of ...
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Overview

Bound by a common analytic framework, these ten country studies are the result of a comparative, collaborative research project on "Understanding Growth" organized by the Global Development Network. The papers explore the transition and growth experiences of former Soviet countries and assess foundations for long-term growth. Editors Ofer (emeritus, economics, Hebrew U., Israel) and Pomfret (economics, U. of Adelaide, Australia) also provide an introductory essay of background information and a summary of conclusions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843766155
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/4/2004
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
List of contributors
Preface and acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Down and up the stairs : paradoxes of Russian economic growth 32
3 Transition and growth in Belarus 57
4 Ukraine : the lost decade ... and the coming boom? 76
5 Barriers to growth in Moldova 101
6 Explaining growth in Armenia : the pivotal role of human capital 128
7 Turkmenistan : economic autocracy and recent growth performance 154
8 The Uzebek paradox : progress without neo-liberal reform 177
9 Tajikistan's growth performance : the first decade of transition 198
10 Economic growth in Kyrgyzstan 224
11 Natural resources and economic growth in Kazakhstan 249
12 Conclusions 268
References 276
Index 289
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