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Working PaperTransition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change
The paper analyses the 20-year experience with transition in the SEE countries in a comparative framework, illustrating how these countries encountered difficulties in its implementation, despite having some of the best starting conditions in 1989 to...Communist state Economic development Institutional economics
Working PaperThe Demographic Transformation of Post-Socialist Countries: Causes, Consequences, and Questions
The formerly socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have experienced a remarkable demographic transformation in the past twenty years...Families Health Population
BookIncome Inequality and Poverty in Transition China
Equality and inequality Income distribution Socialism
Book ChapterThe Informal Sector During Crisis and Transition
From the book: Informal Labour Markets and DevelopmentEconometric models (Economic development) Informal sector (Economics) Labor market
Working PaperThe Informal Sector During Crisis and Transition
One of the most notable phenomena during economic transition is the shrinkage of the public sector and expansion of the not working population, simultaneously with the expansion of both the formal and informal private sectors...Econometric models (Economic development) Informal sector (Economics) Labor market
BookInequality and Social Structure During the Transition
Social structures undergo transformation with the transition to a market economy. This collection examines the role of inequality in the formation of economic elites and middle classes, as well as in the rise of poverty in transitional societies...Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality Post-communism
Book ChapterTransition and Social Structures: General Determinants of the Change
From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the TransitionSociological aspects (Economics) Post-communism Socialism
From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the TransitionGovernment spending policy Measurement (Poverty) Socialism
Book ChapterDemocratic People's Republic of Korea: Structure of the Welfare System and Expected Impact of Marketization Communist state Government policy (Poor) Public welfare
Book ChapterVietnam: Transition as a Socialist Project in East Asia
From the book: Transition and InstitutionsEconomic development Industrial policy Labor policy
From the book: From Shock to TherapyEconomic policy Free trade International relations
Book ChapterTransition from Socialism: Where to?
From the book: From Shock to TherapyCentral planning Economic growth Economic planning
Book ChapterSystemic Change and Economic Performance
From the book: From Shock to TherapyCentral planning Economic planning Economic policy
Book ChapterTransition from Plan to Market: Concept and Implementation
From the book: From Shock to TherapyCapitalism Central planning Privatization
Working PaperUnderdevelopment, Transition and Reconstruction in Sub-Saharan Africa
Reconstructing Africa's war damaged economies is an urgent task...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic policy Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperViet Nam: Transition as a Socialist Project in East Asia
In analyzing Viet Nam's recent economic adjustments, this paper attempts to distinguish events and policies that are properly assigned to the transition effort (defined as the process of increasing the market determination of economic outcomes) a...Economic development Industrial policy Labor policy