Economic transition in Central Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke (UK)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)1-4039-4162-9, 978-1-4039-4162-6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameStudies in economic transition
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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