Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies: The Four-P Governments, the EU Enlargement, and the Bruxelles Consensus

1st Edition

Bruno Sergi

Routledge
Published September 8, 2003
Reference - 252 Pages
ISBN 9780789016379 - CAT# HW14030

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Summary

Learn more about the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe!

This book examines the economic dynamics of Central and Eastern European post-Communist countries. It illuminates the paths these countries are taking toward restructuring their markets, increasing international trade, and bettering their connections with the European Union and other countries. Beginning with a comparative analysis of the three “P-governments”—Pigouvian, Partizan, and Paternalistic—and continuing with a discussion of the interrelated political and economic difficulties of transition, author Bruno Sergi proposes a surprising solution. Inspired by the Bruxelles consensus, he proposes that the European Commission should become a fourth “P-government,” replacing the role formerly played by the Washington consensus in the restructuring of post-Communist economies.

Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies also explores:
  • regional comparative macroeconomics
  • the aftereffects of the Washington Consensus
  • integration of Eastern and Western European economies
  • interrelations between national and regional monetary activity
  • political and economic policy reform
  • involvement of European Union member countries
We are living in historic times, and Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies will be a welcome guide to the rough roads ahead. This thorough assessment of current political and economic realities will stimulate debate about new European paradigms, the role of the European Union, and the difficulties of post-Communist transition. These issues promise to be vital to the region’s success in the new century.

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