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Capacity building in economics : education and research in transition economies

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  • Pleskovic, Boris
  • Aslund, Anders
  • Bader, William
  • Campbell, Robert

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The development of the institutional capacity to create and evaluate economic policies remains a critical need-and constraint-in most transition economies if they are to complete the successful passage to fully functioning market economies. To take an active role in the transition process, economic policymakers, business leaders, government officials, and others need a thorough grounding in market-based economics. This requires strengthening economics education and providing support for qualified economists to teach economics at all levels and to carry out high-quality research and policy analysis. Although the education systems in a handful of countries have already risen to the challenge, in many other transition countries, the structure of educational and research institutes remains grounded in the Communist model. This paper presents findings from a comprehensive study assessing the state of economics education and research in 24 countries in East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. While 20 countries were initially included because preliminary assessments showed that they lacked the capability to offer high-quality economics education, four additional countries-the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine-were included to highlight five centers of excellence that they already host. Based on the experience of these successful centers, the study's findings, and information gathered from a series of donor meetings in Berlin, New York, and Washington, D.C., this paper presents an approach to building new indigenous capacity for teaching and research on market-based economics in regions where the need is particularly critical-the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southeast Europe.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2763.

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Date of creation: 31 Jan 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:2763

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Keywords: Curriculum&Instruction; Decentralization; Agricultural Knowledge&Information Systems; Teaching and Learning; Public Health Promotion; Tertiary Education; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Agricultural Knowledge&Information Systems; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum&Instruction;

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  1. Boris Pleskovic & Anders �slund & William Bader & Robert Campbell, 2000. "State of the Art in Economics Education and Research in Transition Economies," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 42(2), pages 65-108, July.
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  1. Rasmus Kattai & John Lewis, 2005. "Hooverism, Hyperstabilisation or Halfway-House? Describing Fiscal Policy in Central and Eastern European EU Members," Bank of Estonia Working Papers 2005-05, Bank of Estonia, revised 10 Oct 2005.
  2. Virmantas Kvedaras, 2005. "Explanation of Economic Growth Differences in the CEE Countries: Importance of the BOP Constraint," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 5(2), pages 48-65, July.
  3. Morten Hansen, 2005. "The Irosh Growth Miracle: Can Latvia Replicate?," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 5(2), pages 3-14, July.
  4. Claus-Friedrich Laaser & Klaus Schrader, 2005. "Baltic Trade with Europe: Back to the Roots?," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 5(2), pages 15-37, July.
  5. McCarthy, F. Desmond & Bader, William & Pleskovic, Boris, 2003. "Creating partnerships for capacity building in developing countries - the experience of the World Bank," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3099, The World Bank.

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