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20 years of Transformation: Achievements, Problems and Perspectives
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Authors: Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Jacek Tomkiewicz (Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland) 
Book Description:
It is commonly believed that Great Transformation – the process of post-socialist changes leading from the system of more or less reformed central planning, based on state ownership domination and bureaucratic control, to the free market system, based on private ownership domination and deregulation, started in 1989. The anniversary, which marked two decades of system transformation, was celebrated by a group of authors who met in Warsaw; an event which undoubtedly changed the course of history and stimulated the process of post-socialist reforms. This book presents research for the conference purposes, which deals with a range of issues related to structural reforms and creating market economy institutions – from Central Europe through Russia to China. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Introduction pp.1-6

I. Reforms before transition

1. Determinants of Economic Transformation in East Central European Countries (Monika B¹k) pp.7-32

II. Specific applied case studies

2. Twenty Years Transformation. Results for Post-Soviet Countries
(Ruslan Grinberg)pp.33-42

3. The Road of China’s Economic Transformation: Past, Present and Future (Wang Xiaolu, Fan Gang)pp.43-58

4. The Russian and Chinese Transition in a Wider Perspective
(Vladimir Popov)pp.59-86

5. Polish Economic Growth in the Light of Modern Controversies about Growth Theory and Policy (Bogus³aw Fiedor) pp.87-102

III. Theoretical overview of transition economies

6. Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: The Role of Institutions (Ruta Aidis, Saul Estrin, Tomasz Mickiewicz) pp.103-120

7. Towards Transformation Costs Theory (Adam Noga)pp.121-132

8. Transition: Unanswered Questions (Andrzej K. KoŸmiñski)pp.133-150

IV. Counterfactual alternatives

9. The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Be Better, Will It Be Better? (Grzegorz W. Kolodko)pp.151-164

10. Counter-Factual Alternative Scenarios for Postsocialist Transition (Mario D. Nuti)pp.165-192

11. The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Go Differently?
(Witold M. Or³owski)pp.193-208

V. Wither transition?

12. Twenty Years of Economic Transition. Future Prospects
(Jens Hölscher)pp.209-220

13. The Future of Transition (László Csaba)pp.221-234

14. The Coming Golden Age of New Europe? (Marcin Pi¹tkowski)pp.235-258

15. Social Cohesion. Challenge for Postsocialist Economies
(Jacek Tomkiewicz)pp.259-272

VI. Concluding remarks

16. Whither Postsocialist Transformation?
(Grzegorz W. Kolodko) pp.273-276

Index pp.277-292

      European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 292.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-603-7
   Status: AV
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