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Comparative Economic Studies in Europe

A Thirty Year Review

  • Wladimir Andreff
  • Mirrors debates on transition that have taken place over the last 30 years and adds perspective to them

  • Written from a global perspective by experts in the field

  • Discusses the topics that have defined the development of political and economic transition

Palgrave Macmillan

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 1-10
  3. Political Economy in Comparative Studies

  4. Comparative Economics Still on the Tracks

  5. New Extensions of Comparative Economic Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355

About this book


This book is written in honor of Horst Brezinski and explores a wide and diverse range of topics related to comparative economic studies. Containing contributions from a number of former Presidents of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, the chapters discuss the hard budget constraint, economic transformation in Central Eastern Europe, illiberal democracy, sovereign wealth fund, higher education, the euro, the shadow economy, multinational companies, and economic power.  Additional attention is given to new areas of study such as the digital economy and sports economics.

This book aims to examine comparative economies across a wide range of geographical areas including China, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Poland, and the United States and will be relevant to those interested in emerging and transition economies, the political economy, economic policy, and international relations.


Transitional economics Comparative studies Political economy of socialism Political economy of sovereign wealth funds Higher education and the challenges ahead Effects of the euro Neoliberal thought collective Political capitalism Central Eastern European multinationals Chinese economic dominance Power of technology Labor alienation in a digital economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
    • 1
  1. 1.Pantheon-Sorbonne UniversityParisFrance

About the editors

Wladimir Andreff is Emeritus Professor in Economics at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France and President of the Scientific Council at the Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry for Sports. He is a former President of European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Comparative Economic Studies in Europe
  • Book Subtitle A Thirty Year Review
  • Editors Wladimir Andreff
  • Series Title Studies in Economic Transition
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Economic Transition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-48294-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-48297-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-48295-4
  • Series ISSN 2662-6675
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6683
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 455
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Economy/Economic Systems
    Labor Economics
    Public Economics