Transforming Socialist Economies

Lessons for Cuba and Beyond

  • Shahid Javed Burki
  • Daniel P. Erikson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shahid Javed Burki
      Pages 3-9
  3. Rush to Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Svetlana Vtyurina
      Pages 37-77
    3. Christopher A. Hartwell
      Pages 78-107
    4. Zahid Hasnain
      Pages 108-139
  4. The Gradualist Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Shahid Javed Burki
      Pages 143-175
    3. David Dapice
      Pages 176-200
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Jorge I. Domínguez, Daniel P. Erikson
      Pages 229-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 238-244

About this book


Transforming Socialist Economies: Lessons for Cuba and Beyond argues that countries with centrally-planned economies can pursue divergent paths towards market liberalization. The book reviews the reform processes of China, the Central Asian Republics, Eastern Europe, Russia, Vietnam, and the role of the international financial institutions, and draws lessons for Cuba, a country on the verge of wider economic transformation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shahid Javed Burki
    • 1
  • Daniel P. Erikson
    • 2
  1. 1.EMP Financial AdvisorsUSA
  2. 2.Inter-American DialogueUSA

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