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Socio-Economic Models and Development in Transition Economies in the Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

A public lecture by Pasquale Tridico (University of Rome 3, Economics)

Thursday, December 03, 2009
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This paper analyzes the development path of Transition economies in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Republics, which have experienced a transformation from planned economies to market economies since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. The analysis will include an examination of economic performance (GDP growth), institutional performance (institutional change), and human development performance (changes in education, life expectancy and human capabilities), and will address the following question: why some countries performed better than others. Following the Variety of Capitalism literature, the paper classifies transition economies according to their socio-economic models and tests whether the type of model has an impact on economic development.


Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies

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