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Emerging from Communism : lessons from Russia, China, and Eastern Europe

Author: Peter Boone; Stanislaw Gomulka; Richard Layard; London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
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If free markets and private ownership are meant to increase economic opportunity and welfare, why has their introduction been accompanied by such pain in Eastern Europe and Russia? The contributors to this book believe that future reform strategies in any country depend on understanding what has occurred in these emerging economies so far. Issues addressed include inflation, privatization, enterprise restructuring,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Boone; Stanislaw Gomulka; Richard Layard; London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
ISBN: 0262024470 9780262024471
OCLC Number: 39051211
Notes: Papers based on a series of meetings among members of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.
Description: [vii], 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why so much pain? an overview / Richard Layard --
Output : causes of the decline and the recovery / Stanislaw Gomulka --
Inflation : causes, consequences, and cures / Peter Boone and Jakob Hørder --
Privatization and restructuring in central and eastern Europe / Saul Estrin --
Bank restructuring and enterprise reform / Sweder van Wijnbergen --
Unemployment and restructuring / Richard Jackman --
Why China grew / Wing Thye Woo --
Why China grew : the role of decentralization / Chenggang Xu and Juzhong Zhuang.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Boone, Stanislaw Gomulka, and Richard Layard.

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Issues addressed include inflation, privatization, enterprise restructuring, banking reform and labor market policy, and the role of decentralization in China's growth.  Read more...

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