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Economics of Institutional Change

Central and Eastern Europe Revisited

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  • Presents a completely updated evaluation of the process of institutional change
  • Draws on recent findings to support new and existing content
  • Focuses on the important and transitioning region of Central and Eastern Europe

Part of the book series: Studies in Economic Transition (SET)

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This book, a third edition, has been significantly expanded and updated. It revisits the process of institutional change: its characteristics, determinants and implications for economic performance. New chapters address the significance of Post-Communist transition, the differences and importance of initial conditions in institutional building, and, social norms, values, and happiness. Other chapters have been expanded to include, for example, a focus on the Washington consensus, commentary on the 2008 financial crisis, state capacity and corruption, and new findings on redistribution and inequality.

With specific focus on Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, this revised edition examines the process of development, and its interdependence with institutions. 

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, London, UK

    Elodie Douarin

  • Aston Business School, Aston University, Birminghan, UK

    Tomasz Mickiewicz

About the authors

Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz is a professor of Economics, and Head of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Group at Aston University, UK. He teaches on emerging and transitional economics, and his research interests include comparative entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, high growth aspiration entrepreneurship, informal economy, tax avoidance; foreign direct investment, and the applications of institutional theory to both entrepreneurship and international business. He has has published numerous journal papers and book chapters, and is currently Associate Editor of the journal Regional Studies.

Dr Elodie Douarin is Lecturer in Economics and is the Admissions Tutor for Economics and Business programmes at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London, UK. She is a Development Economist with broad research interests and is currently working on the causes and cons
equences of conflict, aspects of political participation, migration and subjective wellbeing. She teaches on emerging markets, microeconomics, migration and health, development economics, and public choice.

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