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Inequalities During and After Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Cristiano Perugini
  • Fabrizio Pompei

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Cristiano Perugini, Fabrizio Pompei
      Pages 1-11
    2. Cristiano Perugini, Fabrizio Pompei
      Pages 12-37
  3. Personal and Functional Income Distribution Patterns During Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Ana Rincon-Aznar, Michela Vecchi, Francesco Venturini
      Pages 59-92
    3. Cristiano Perugini, Fabrizio Pompei
      Pages 93-115
  4. Microeconomic Analysis of Income Distributions and the Role of Institutional Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. David Aristei, Cristiano Perugini
      Pages 119-143
    3. Cristiano Perugini, Fabrizio Pompei
      Pages 144-169
    4. Cristiano Perugini, Fabrizio Pompei
      Pages 170-197
    5. Cristiano Perugini, Ekaterina Selezneva
      Pages 198-221
    6. Marko Vladisavljević, Sonja Avlijaš, Sunčica Vujić
      Pages 222-243
  5. Redistributive Preferences and Arrangements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Valentina Colcelli
      Pages 247-264
    3. Martin Myant, Jan Drahokoupil
      Pages 284-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-315
  7. Redistributive Preferences and Arrangements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245

About this book


The book deals with the key aspects of social and economic inequalities developed during the transition of the formerly planned European economies. Particular emphasis is given to the latest years available in order to consider the effects of the global crisis started in 2008-2009.


Income inequality wage inequality transition institutions EU Eastern Europe employment income distribution migration mobility Transition Countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristiano Perugini
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Pompei
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PerugiaItaly

About the editors

Cristiano Perugini is Associate Professor in Political Economy and J. Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at the University of Perugia, Italy. He is Research Associate at Fren, Belgrade. His interests lie in income and wage inequality, labour markets and transition economies. He has published his works in The Review of Income and Wealth, Economic Systems, Economics of Transition and the Cambridge Journal of Economics, among others.

Fabrizio Pompei is Assistant Professor in Political Economy at the University of Perugia, Italy. His main research interests are focused on the relationships between labour, productivity and innovation, and their effects on wage inequalities in a comparative perspective. On these topics he has published extensively in international journals including International Labour Review, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Energy Economics and International Review of Applied Economics<.

Bibliographic information


“A welcome addition to the ongoing discussion, since it focuses on a region where inequality is often assumed to be a less pressing issue due to the common state socialist past. … The way the volume is structured around the theoretical framework and its comparative nature makes it a good choice for readers both in academia and in policy making who wish to familiarise themselves with the region and expand their knowledge on how different institutional set-ups influence inequality.” (Ákos Máté, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 68 (7), 2016)