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From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation

Grzegorz W. Kolodko


The great transformation undertaken by the countries of the former communist bloc exhibits immense diversity and in terms of initial conditions, shifting target models, consistency, paths, speed, progress to date, and economic performance. This book studies the economics and politics of postsocialism. Many people writing on the reform process offer advice that is not really credible; as a member of the Polish government, and architect of the successful Polish reform, the author of this book actually solved many of the difficulties of transition, which allows him to come forward here with polic ... More

Keywords: former communist bloc, economic performance, postsocialism, reform, transition, long-term forecasts, growth, development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297437
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grzegorz W. Kolodko, author
University of Rochester