Transition from Socialist to Market Economies

Comparison of European and Asian Experiences

  • Shinichi Ichimura
  • Tsuneaki Sato
  • William James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Shinichi Ichimura, Tsuneaki Sato
      Pages 1-5
  3. General Framework of Comparison

  4. Ownership Reform and Privatization

  5. The Role of the State and Market in Transition

  6. Lessons Beyond the First Decade of Transformation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-280

About this book


20 years after the collapse of communism in Central Eastern European countries and 30 years after the start of market-oriented reforms in China, this book provides a framework for understanding the differing emphasis and sequencing of two reforms and explores in-depth these issues in the demise of communism and the triumph of the market economy.


China communism development Eastern Europe Economic Development economic system Japan Privatization transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinichi Ichimura
    • 1
  • Tsuneaki Sato
    • 2
  • William James
    • 3
  1. 1.Honorary Counselor, ICSEADKyoto UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Yokohama City UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Economics and Research DepartmentAsian Development BankManilaPhilippines

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