Contemporary Economic Issues

Economic Behaviour and Design

  • Murat R. Sertel

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Regulatory Design and Corruption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Semih Koray, İsmail Sağlam
      Pages 30-48
  3. Designs for Collective Decision-Making

  4. Decentralization of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Vladimir I. Danilov, Gleb A. Koshevoy, Alexandre I. Sotskov
      Pages 161-182
  5. Order and Chaos in Economic Dynamics: Theory Reviewed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. David B. Audretsch
      Pages 185-206
    3. J. Barkley Rosser Jr
      Pages 207-224
    4. Heinz D. Kurz, Neri Salvadori
      Pages 225-261

About this book


A guide to the experiences of economic reform since the second World War, and system reform and economic integration across the world in the past decade. The first part of the book examines why only a small number of developing countries have succeeded in their modernization attempts this century. What lessons can be learnt from the successes of the East Asian NIEs and failures of other economies to emulate them? The very different experiences of the transition to market economies in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and China is the focus of the next section, with comparisons drawn with the Latin American reform experience, especially in Chile. The effects of economic integration schemes are examined in the final sector, with case-studies of Tunisia and Morocco's Free Trade Agreements with the EU, and of economic integration and the Arab-Israeli peace process.


Developing Countries East Asia economic integration Polis transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Murat R. Sertel
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Economic DesignBoğaziçi UniversityIndiaTurkey

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