Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-99c86f546-vl2kb Total loading time: 1.095 Render date: 2021-12-02T00:47:25.915Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Preface

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 October 2009

Mario I. Blejer
Affiliation:
International Monetary Fund Institute, Washington DC
Marko Skreb
Affiliation:
National Bank of Croatia
Get access

Summary

It was a great pleasure to welcome all participants to the first Dubrovnik conference on transition economies.

In economics, a five-year period is considered to be long enough for macroeconomic stabilization and microeconomic structural changes to be activated. Five years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not all of the former socialist countries immediately launched comprehensive reform programs in the autumn of 1989, but by 1990 several countries had already gained some experience in reforming socialist economies; others have joined “the club” only recently. Nevertheless, it seemed the right time to reflect on the results of transition programs and to draw lessons from the most successful (or the least successful) cases. Our main objective was to identify common principles and regularities, as well as common mistakes, in the transition process.

Conference presentations included papers on general issues and papers on country experience. The countries represented by the case studies were chosen so as to embrace extensively studied economies (such as Poland or Hungary) as well as economies about which not much is known but whose experience could still be very useful to other economies in transition.

The conference was organized by the National Bank of Croatia. Participants included senior officials from governments, central banks, and the World Bank and IMF, in addition to researchers from universities and academic institutes.

Type
Chapter
Information
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 1997

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Send book to Kindle

To send this book to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

  • Preface
  • Edited by Mario I. Blejer, International Monetary Fund Institute, Washington DC, Marko Skreb, National Bank of Croatia
  • Book: Macroeconomic Stabilization in Transition Economies
  • Online publication: 09 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572012.001
Available formats
×

Send book to Dropbox

To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

  • Preface
  • Edited by Mario I. Blejer, International Monetary Fund Institute, Washington DC, Marko Skreb, National Bank of Croatia
  • Book: Macroeconomic Stabilization in Transition Economies
  • Online publication: 09 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572012.001
Available formats
×

Send book to Google Drive

To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

  • Preface
  • Edited by Mario I. Blejer, International Monetary Fund Institute, Washington DC, Marko Skreb, National Bank of Croatia
  • Book: Macroeconomic Stabilization in Transition Economies
  • Online publication: 09 October 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572012.001
Available formats
×