1st Edition

Socialist Economies and the Transition to the Market A Guide

By Ian Jeffries Copyright 1993

    This provides a detailed account of each of the socialist countries and an analysis of the various problems they have met in the long transition to market economies, each of which is very different.

    Introduction Part I The socialist economies outside Eastern Europe 1 The traditional Soviet economic system 2 Foreign trade: the rise and fall of Comecon 3 The Soviet Union 4 Mongolia: from people’s republic to democracy and the market 5 China 6 Cuba 7 North Korea 8 Vietnam Part II Eastern Europe to 1989 9 Albania 10 Bulgaria 11 Czechoslovakia 12 The German Democratic Republic 13 Hungary 14 Poland 15 Romania 16 Yugoslavia Part III The transition from command to market economies in Eastern Europe 17 General issues 18 Albania 19 Bulgaria 20 Czechoslovakia 21 East Germany: German economic and monetary union 22 Hungary 23 Poland 24 Romania 25 Yugoslavia


    Ian Jeffries (University of Wales, Swansea, UK)

    `This book will prove to be an invaluable source of information for anybody with an interest (academic, busines or otherwise) in the area. Simply brilliant! - Paul Nunn, Manchester Metropolitan University