Economic Transition in Central Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

  • Authors
  • Tomasz¬†Mickiewicz

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. What Happened?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 47-63
    3. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 83-96
  3. Why? New Empirical Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 99-118
    3. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 119-142
    4. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 143-159
    5. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 160-180
    6. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 181-196
    7. Tomasz Mickiewicz
      Pages 197-198
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-214

About this book


Fifteen years ago, twenty-seven countries in Europe and Central Asia embarked on their economic transition paths. For some, the outcome was a considerable success. Several others are still struggling to shed the inheritance of the past and to correct more recent policy mistakes. Why were post-Communist recessions so long in some countries and growth disappointing? Why was fiscal performance so different? Was democracy a factor, which facilitated reforms or rather slowed them down? This book discusses these questions in the context of new empirical evidence, including a critical examination of the main themes in the economics of transition literature.


Asia Central Asia communism distribution economic growth employment finance growth interdependence liberalization performance reforms restructuring transition unemployment

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