Explores institutional change and how it is impacted by economic transition
Examines how the role of entrepreneurship changed during the transition from socialist to capitalist economies
Highlights the relationship between technical progress, productivity, and economic growth
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
About this book
This open access book examines how different economic systems impacted the development of East Germany and Poland. Through comparing these countries while they were centrally planned socialist economies with the periods when they transitioned to capitalism, the inability of socialist economies to modernize effectively and produce sustained economic growth is highlighted. Particular attention is given the role of technological progress in economic growth, peculiar institutions, the creation and transfer of knowledge, and post-socialist transformations.
The book presents a detailed analysis of the barriers to modernization and growth implied by Soviet-type state socialism and the differences and similarities between the transition of East Germany and Poland to capitalist market economies. It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in comparative systems and the political economy.
- Post-socialist transformations
- Socialist elites
- Transfer of knowledge
- Entrepreneurial talent
- Radical institutional change
- Economic modernization
- Structural change and innovation
- Technological progress
- Macroeconomic transformation
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Halle Institute for Economic Research, Halle (Saale), Germany
Emeritus Faculty of Economics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
About the editors
Jutta Günther is Professor of Economics at the University of Bremen.
Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast is Professor of Economics at the European University Viadrina.
Udo Ludwig is a Researcher at the Halle Institute for Economic Research and an Emeritus Honorary Professor at Leipzig University.
Hans-Jürgen Wagener is an Emeritus Professor at the European University Viadrina.
Book Title: Roadblocks to the Socialist Modernization Path and Transition
Book Subtitle: Evidence from East Germany and Poland
Editors: Jutta Günther, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Udo Ludwig, Hans-Jürgen Wagener
Series Title: Studies in Economic Transition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-37049-6Published: 28 September 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-37052-6Published: 28 September 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-37050-2Published: 27 September 2023
Series ISSN: 2662-6675
Series E-ISSN: 2662-6683
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 331
Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations