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Современное Состояние Теории Экономических Реформ
[Modern Condition of the Theory of Economic Reforms]

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  • Polterovich, Victor

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The Theory of Reform is a comparatively new branch of economic theory that studies processes of purposeful change of economic institutions. In the paper, we outline corresponding problems, and present some of the most important results of the Theory of Reform. Sources of reform costs as well as typical mistakes of reform makers are discussed. We develop a general view on a reform as a process of construction of an institutional trajectory that satisfies a number of requirements. Different reform strategies are compared.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22032.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Publication status: Published in Economics of Contemporary Russia 1.40(2008): pp. 1-34
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22032

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Keywords: theory of reform; economic institutions; institutional trajectories; reform strategies;

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