The Economics of Transition

The Economics of Transition

This collection of essays discuss the economic policy problems that confront postcommunist countries. Most chapters focus on liberalization of the exchange rate and trade system, macroeconomic stabilization, and institutional reform.

Author: Egor Timurovich Gaĭdar

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026207219X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1030

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This collection of essays discuss the economic policy problems that confront postcommunist countries. Most chapters focus on liberalization of the exchange rate and trade system, macroeconomic stabilization, and institutional reform.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of Transition

The Economics of Transition

This book provides an overview and insight into transition economies in the recent decades and looks at key economics topics from the so-called “transition strategy debate” to environmental reform.

Author: Ichiro Iwasaki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429559990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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In the last three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, there has been a vast amount of study looking at transforming the planned economy to a market economy from both theoretical and empirical aspects. This book provides an overview and insight into transition economies in the recent decades and looks at key economics topics from the so-called “transition strategy debate” to environmental reform. The book also includes an analytical review and meta-analysis of the existing literature. By integrating theoretical discussions and synthesizing empirical findings in a systematic manner, this book may help to enlighten the debate on the timing, speed, and policy sequence of economic transition. The book will particularly appeal to researchers, policy makers, other practitioners, and under- and post-graduate students who are interested in transition economies in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, and China. It aims to be read as an advanced reader.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of Transition

The Economics of Transition

This substantially revised and updated new edition contains a large amount of factual and statistical data.

Author: Marie Lavigne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349273133

Category: Democracy

Page: 352

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This substantially revised and updated new edition contains a large amount of factual and statistical data.
Categories: Democracy

The Economics of Transition

The Economics of Transition

This book is an authoritative reader on the economics of transition and emphasizes a view of transition that addresses broader areas of economics, such as development, public finance, and economic history.

Author: Erik Berglöf

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123228723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 562

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The transition from socialism to capitalism in the formerly communist part of the world is a unique historical process of large-scale institutional change, likely to be remembered as one of the central economic events of the twentieth century. The transition process raises fundamental questions about the workings of the capitalist system and the dynamics of institutional change. Transition sheds new light on these questions because it reveals how the constitutive part of the capitalist system are built up at various speeds, using different models, in varying order, and starting from different initial conditions. This book is an authoritative reader on the economics of transition and emphasizes a view of transition that addresses broader areas of economics, such as development, public finance, and economic history.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of Transition in Laos

The Economics of Transition in Laos

'This book provides the reader with an intelligent and clear overview of the Lao economy in the past 20 years, and is the only book I know of dedicated to purely economic questions.' - Grant Evans, Journal of Agrarian Change

Author: Yves Bourdet

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178100871X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

View: 104

'This book provides the reader with an intelligent and clear overview of the Lao economy in the past 20 years, and is the only book I know of dedicated to purely economic questions.' - Grant Evans, Journal of Agrarian Change
Categories: Business & Economics

Economics of Transition

Economics of Transition

Drawing on work from a wide range of traditions, the papers in this volume examine issues including how effective demand induces growth, how diffusion takes place, how economic policy influences incentives, motivations and behaviours, how ...

Author: Mark Knell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000026280936

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 246

View: 959

Bringing together different perspectives on structural adjustments and the prospect for sustainable economic growth in Eastern Europe, Economics of Transition represents a shift in scholarly emphasis away from issues of stabilization and liberalization in favour of longer-term considerations. This major volume features a distinguished collection of papers focusing on the theoretical and policy implications of transition and change in Eastern Europe. Drawing on work from a wide range of traditions, the papers in this volume examine issues including how effective demand induces growth, how diffusion takes place, how economic policy influences incentives, motivations and behaviours, how institutions influence organization and technological capability building, and how institutions both constrain and guide economic policy.
Categories: Europe, Eastern

Transition Economics

Transition Economics

Celebrating twenty years of transition from socialism to capitalism, this book is designed to be the core textbook for undergraduate courses in transition economics and comparative economic systems.

Author: Gerard Turley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136909085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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Celebrating twenty years of transition from socialism to capitalism, this book is designed to be the core textbook for undergraduate courses in transition economics and comparative economic systems. Given the passage of time, Transition Economics: Two Decades On reviews and accounts for the outcomes in the so-called transition economies and, from an academic perspective, takes the reader through developments and issues in the twenty years of transition from plan to market. Treating its subject matter thematically, the book incorporates much of the transition economics literature and evidence that have evolved over the past two decades. In particular, the authors focus on the most important aspects of economic transition, including: The initial conditions at the outset of transition Paradigms and patterns of transition The main transition policies and economic reforms The performance of transition countries and firms The lessons from transition The textbook covers a wide range of both contemporary microeconomic and macroeconomic issues, in over thirty ex-socialist European and Asian countries, including Russia and China. Transition Economics: Two Decades On is more than just a book about a particular part of the world or the transformation that was experienced at a particular time in history. The authors believe that the study of the economics of transition gives the reader an insight into theories, policies, reforms, legacies, institutions, processes and lessons that have application and relevance, beyond the specific transition from plan to market, to other parts of the world and to other times in history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economics of Transition

Economics of Transition

First published in 1998, this volume responded to the recent fall of the Soviet Union and looks at the process of transitioning away from Socialist economies, including case studies in the former Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, China, East ...

Author: Hüsnü Kizilylli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429812453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 575

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First published in 1998, this volume responded to the recent fall of the Soviet Union and looks at the process of transitioning away from Socialist economies, including case studies in the former Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, China, East Germany and other Socialist countries. Taking the view that economic and political indicators suggest a lack of success in the post-Soviet transformation process, Kızılyallı argues that they have been unsuccessful due to poor planning. Kızılyallı notes an abandonment of the previous system and an ineffective implementation of market capitalism which have led to these negative outcomes. The new method developed herein provides a partial solution through estimating the correct exchange rate based on world prices and under conditions of macroeconomic equilibrium, while also allowing planning for sequencing market reforms. Reform issues are then discussed, followed by the reform experiences of Poland, Hungary, East Germany, China and the former Soviet Union. Lastly, developments in macroeconomic theory are reviewed in light of these case studies. Kızılyallı concludes that both neoclassical and new Keynesian theories fail to provide an economically meaningful framework for analysis of current economic and employment problems, nor for their cure.
Categories: Business & Economics

Defense and Disarmament

Defense and Disarmament

Author: Roger E. Bolton

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033950366

Category: Disarmament

Page: 180

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Categories: Disarmament

Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition

Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition

This Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition is the definitive guide to this new order of things in the former Communist world.

Author: Paul Hare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135080860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 746

Transition from central planning to a market economy, involving large-scale institutional change and reforms at all levels, is often described as the greatest social science experiment in modern times. As more than two decades have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is now an excellent time to take stock of how the transition process has turned out for the economies that have moved on from socialism and the command economy. This new handbook assembles a team of leading experts, many of whom were closely involved in the transition process as policymakers and policy advisors, to explore the major themes that have characterized the transition process. After identifying the nature of initial conditions and the strengths and weaknesses of institutions, the varying paths and reforms countries have taken are fully analyzed – from the shock therapy, privatization or gradualism of the early years to the burning issues of the present including global integration and sustainable growth. Topics covered include the socialist system pre-transition, economic reforms, institutions, the political economy of transition, performance and growth, enterprise restructuring, and people and transition. The country coverage is also extensive, from the former socialist countries of the USSR and the satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe to the Asian countries of China, Vietnam and others. The rise of China as a key actor in the drama is chronicled, along with the emergence of a new, more confident, oil-rich Russia. The comparative prosperity of the Central European countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic is contrasted with the mixed fortunes of the former USSR, where some countries are stagnating while others boom. This Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition is the definitive guide to this new order of things in the former Communist world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics

This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition.

Author: Charles Eisenstein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583943977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

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Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice,Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought,Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Sacred Economics official website: http://sacred-economics.com/ About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics and Politics of Transition to an Open Market Economy

The Economics and Politics of Transition to an Open Market Economy

The paper analyses economic and political causes as well as outcomes of the sudden reversal of Indian economic policies in 1991-93, after four decades of autarky and interventionism.

Author: Ashok V. Desai

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028175826

Category: Capitalism

Page: 77

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The paper analyses economic and political causes as well as outcomes of the sudden reversal of Indian economic policies in 1991-93, after four decades of autarky and interventionism. It argues that a changing political landscape and the emergence of new interest groups, coupled with a severe balance-of-payments crisis, left little choice to the governing party but to break with the legacy of a patrimonial state. More competition, at political and economic levels, forced the hand of politicians to remove direct quantitative controls on industrial production, imports and access to capital. These reforms remained, however, partial and did not fundamentally change the politico-economic equation. Systemic opposition to reform remained strong enough to capture or neutralise some of the gains of liberalisation. Thus, the reform movement faltered and eventually ceased ...
Categories: Capitalism