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The Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The Experience of Two Resident Representatives


  • Mark Allen

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Rick Haas

    (International Monetary Fund)


This essay reflects the thoughts and experience of two staff members. Mark Allen has been a resident representative in both Poland (1990-93) and Hungary (1996-1998), two countries that have moved well along the road of transformation. Rick Haas was the resident representative in Belarus (1996-98), a country where much remains to be done. In some respects they had similar experiences, in others very dissimilar ones. In what follows they describe the circumstances they found themselves in, the advice they gave, the lessons they learned, and they recount some of their experiences as resident representatives. Copyright 2002, International Monetary Fund

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  • Mark Allen & Rick Haas, 2001. "The Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The Experience of Two Resident Representatives," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 48(4), pages 1-2.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:48:y:2001:i:4:p:2

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    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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