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Economic reform in Poland and Czechoslovakia : lessons in systemic transformation /
Raphael Shen.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
xiv, 268 p. ; 25 cm.
0275943518 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
0275943518 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-264) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-12:
Shen (Univ. of Detroit) provides brief comparisons of major aspects of economic reforms since 1989, with chapters on legal aspects, the fiscal system, money and banking, foreign trade, foreign investment, privatization, and employment policies. An appendix contains a short chronology of reform measures through mid-1992. The volume, accessible to advanced undergraduates, is based chiefly on secondary sources in English and on interviews in Warsaw and Prague in 1991. Shen compares the two countries in each chapter. In contrast, Martin Myant, Transforming Socialist Economies: The Case of Poland and Czechoslovakia (CH, Oct'93), a deeper and more authoritative work based on primary sources in the national languages, examines the two countries separately, treating reform experience chronologically rather than topically. Advanced undergraduates. M. Bornstein; University of Michigan
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Table of Contents
Introduction Background Forces: Poland and Czechoslovakia
The Two Economies: 1945-1989
Economic Performance: 1945-1989
Reform Experiences: 1945-1989
Current reforms: Legal Foundations and Pricing
Policy Fiscal Reform
Currency, Banking, Monetary Reforms
Reforming Foreign Investment Policy
Reforming Foreign Trade Policies
Property Restitution and Ownership
Transformation Anti-Monopoly and Employment Policies
Industrial Responses
A Theoretical Frame for Lessons in Systemic Transformation
Conclusions and Recommendations
Chronology of Significant Events Interviewees
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