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Development Experiences in Economic-Transition Countries: Background and Issues

Author: KUOTSAI TOM LIOU
Published in IJED, Vol. 2 No. 1

This symposium examines the development experience and critical issues in several economic-transition countries. The current symposium introduction paper first offers a review of some problems of the centrally-planning economic system that were implemented in many communist countries before the transition period. Next, the paper examines important research topics on economic transition such as reform strategies, institutional arrangements, social and political challenges. Finally, the paper introduces research issues and findings of five papers included in this symposium, which include development experience in Hungary, Mongolia, Ukraine, Cuba, and China.

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