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The Political Economy of Transition

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  • Gérard Roland

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The overriding importance of political constraints in the transition process has led to developments of the theory of the political economy of reform. What are the main insights from that theory? How does it reflect the transition reality? What have we learned, and what do we still need to learn? The present article will attempt to answer those questions.

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  • Gérard Roland, 2002. "The Political Economy of Transition," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 16(1), pages 29-50, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:16:y:2002:i:1:p:29-50
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/0895330027102
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