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The successes and failures of economic transition : the European experience

Author: Hubert Gabrisch; Jens Hölscher; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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This graduate textbook takes a macroeconomic approach to the issue of transformation from communist economies into market economies. At the centre of the analysis stands the role of the state and the definition within a dramatically changing environment. Particular emphasis is given to the emerging role of money and the financial sector. Transition is presented as a story of economic crises, recovery and fragility.  Read more...
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Gabrisch, Hubert.
Successes and failures of economic transition.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2006043163
(OCoLC)64390631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Gabrisch; Jens Hölscher; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230626584 0230626580
OCLC Number: 314774141
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART 1: THE MEANING AND MEASUREMENT OF TRANSITION --
What Transition Means --
How Transition is Measured --
An Alternative Measure: Economic and Social Effects --
Appendix A: The Gini Coefficient and the Lorenz Curve --
PART 2: TWO COMPETING CONCEPTS OF TRANSITION --
The 'Washington Consensus' Approach --
The Evolutionary-institutionalist Approach --
Fundamental Differences in Transitional Issues --
The Dispute over Stabilization Policy --
A Country Taxonomy of Transition --
Appendix 1: The Lipton-Sachs Model of Combining Liberalization and Stabilization --
Appendix 2: IMF Financial Programming --
PART 3: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, STABILITY, AND GROWTH --
The Core of the Monetary Economy: The Central Bank --
Financial Systems as Stabilizers --
Financial Fragility --
The Relevance of Financial Systems for Stability and Growth --
The Strategy of 'Semi-liberalization' --
The Evolution of Financial Institutions --
PART 4: PRIVATIZATION AND COMPETITION --
From State to Private Ownership --
A Taxonomy of Privatization Methods --
A Review of Anti-trust Practices in EU Accession Countries --
PART 5: EMERGING LABOUR MARKETS --
Supply- and Demand-side Liberalization --
The Unemployment Problem --
The Optimal Speed of Transition --
The Beveridge Curve --
Growth and Unemployment --
Appendix: The Aghion-Blanchard Model of the OST --
PART 6: OPENING TOWARDS THE WORLD --
The Open and Opening Economy --
Price Convergence and Aggregate Demand --
Relative Price Shocks and Value Added --
The Exchange Rate as a Tool for Trade Policy --
Capital Account Liberalization --
Appendix: Trade Opening and Negative Value Added --
PART 7: RISING INCOME INEQUALITY --
Income Distribution and Convergence in the Transition Process --
The 'Standard Explanation' for Rising Inequality and its Application to Transition Economies --
Macroeconomic Aspects of Income Distribution --
Some Observations --
Cross-country Comparisons --
Country Performances Reconsidered --
Convergence versus Divergence --
Appendix: Income Statistics --
PART 8: TRANSITION AND EU MEMBERSHIP --
Competition Policy --
EMU Membership --
Fiscal Transparency --
Fiscal Transparency and Rules in poland --
PART 9: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES --
East Germany: The Transfer Economy --
Hungary: The Economy of Stop-go Cycles --
Russia: The Oligarchic Economy --
The 'new rich' and Capital Flight --
China: Currency Undervaluation and Economic Development --
Reasons for Fixing the Exchange Rate to the US Dollar --
Does the PBOC waste money? --
Adjustment of the Balance of Payments.
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