Privatisation and Structural Change in Transition Economies brings together specialists from different areas (governance, regulation, macro-econometrics, micro-econometrics, enterprise culture, foreign direct investment, technology transfer) to focus on the many different aspects of the privatization process in transition economies. The book does not dwell on the administrative or procedural aspects of privatisation. Instead it attempts to understand the bigger picture in terms of underlying policy environment and supporting legal and economic measures which helped to a large extent to determine the eventual success or failure of privatization programmes.
About the Author
BOZIDAR CEROVIC Professor of Economics and Dean, Belgrade University, Yugoslavia ANDRZEJ DUDZINSKI Assistant Professor of Economics, Université Toulouse I, France GÉRARD DUCHENE Professor of Economics, University Paris 12, France JÁNOS KORNAI Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, USA and Permanent Fellow, Emeritus of Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, Hungary MARTIN MACHACEK Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic MARKO MALOVIC Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia JEAN-FRANCOIS NIVET Faculty of Economics, University of Tours, France JAMES PEMBERTON Professor of Economics and Head of School of Business, University of Reading, UK PHILIPPE RUSIN Lecturer, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, France KRYSTYNA SZYMKIEWICZ Researcher, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, France MARIA VAGLIASINDI Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development PIETRO A.VAGLIASINDI Professor of Public and Industrial Economics, University of Parma, Italy ALENA ZEMPLINEROVA Senior Researcher, Centre for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles Univesrity, Prague, Czech Republic.
Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures Foreword List of Abbreviations Contributors Introduction; Y.Kalyuzhnova & W.Andreff PART I: PRIVATISATION AND STRUCTURAL REFORMS: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK Ten Years After The Road to a Free Economy : The Author's Self-Evaluation of Privatisation; J.Kornai Lessons from the Experience of Privatisation in Post-planned Economies; W.Andreff Privatisation Methods and Enterprises Governance in Transition Economies; M.Vagliasindi & P.Vagliasindi Ownership and the Firm: Some Theoretical Gaps Revealed by Privatisation in Transition Economies; J-F.Nivet Privatisation, Human Capital, and Long-Run Development Strategies in Transition Economies; J.Pemberton PART II: PATTERNS AND FEATURES OF PRIVATISATION IN TRANSITION New Private Sector and Growth. A Tale of Two Economies in Transition: Poland and Romania Compared; G.Duchene & P.Rusin Privatisation and Structural Reform: Case Study Kazakhstan; Y.Kalyuzhnova Privatisation in Serbia: Attempts, Outcome and the Present State; B.Cerovic & M.Malovic Privatisation in Czech Republic: Strengths and Weaknesses; A.Zemplinerova & M.Machacek Privatisation of Banks and Firms: The Polish Route; A.Dudzinski & K.Szymkiewicz Conclusion; Y.Kalyuzhnova & W.Andreff Index