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When Is Transition Over?


  • Annette N. Brown
    (Wesetrn Michigan University)


The transition process in which a country moves from a planned economy to a market economy offers a unique opportunity for economists and policymakers to observe and understand the effects of major institutional, legal, and political changes on economic systems. But one feature of the process that has not been considered is when is the process over? When has a transition progressed far enough to ensure that a market system will survive and mature? Are there institutional, economic, and political standards that countries reach that measure the level of transition attained or, indeed, show that they have completed transition? This book presents a noted group of scholars who address these subjects for the transitions occurring in Europe and China.

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  • Annette N. Brown (ed.), 1999. "When Is Transition Over?," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number wito, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:wito Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    1. Cromwell, Jerry & Hurdle, Sylvia & Wedig, Gerard, 1986. "Impacts of Economic and Programmatic Changes on Medicaid Enrollments," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 68(2), pages 232-240, May.
    2. Parsons, Donald O, 1991. "Self-Screening in Targeted Public Transfer Programs," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 99(4), pages 859-876, August.
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    economic transition; transition economies; eastern europe; china; planned economy; market economy;

    JEL classification:

    • P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects


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