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Comments on Chapters 11 and 12

  • Ryszard Rapacki
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Abstract

The contributions by Leigh et al. and Breuss differ in scope and focus. While the former relies mostly on ‘back casting’ and provides a broad comparative perspective on economic growth in transition and emerging economies, the latter looks forward and focuses on two particular countries, offering a useful analytical framework to study the impact of EU enlargement. The Comments suggest possible extensions and clarifications in the two chapters. The author however is fully convinced that they shed new light on the process of transition in Central and Eastern Europe and add to our understanding of the actual and potential effects the EU Eastern enlargement.

Keywords

Macroeconomic Performance Real Convergence Growth Determinant External Anchor Nominal Convergence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

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