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Practical Economics

Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

Authors: Gilauri, Nika

  • Provides accessible explanations for Georgia's remarkable economic recovery since 2003
  • Elucidates why austerity principles are not the solution to the economic crisis, in particular in post-communist countries
  • Offers practical instructions for current leaders to effect political and economic change
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About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY license.

In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world.

About the authors

Nika Gilauri is Founder and CEO of Reformatics, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and former Prime Minister of Georgia.

Reviews

“I witnessed the tremendous wave of reforms undertaken in Georgia after the Rose Revolution, propelling the country to the top reformer globally within just a few years. This book tells brilliantly the story of how these changes took place.” (Simeon Djankov, Former Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Bulgaria)

“Compelling… Mr. Gilauri offers a highly professional account of the rapid economic turnaround and growth story of Georgia, which certainly can be tailored in many countries worldwide.” (David Fine, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company)

“A must-read for anyone craving to establish powerful origins for rapid and aggressive reforms in their homeland … .”  (Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan)

“Georgia has been one of the few remarkable success stories of countries fighting systemic corruption and government dysfunction.  Former Prime Minister - Nika Gilauri presents a fascinating account of how this came about.” (Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow and Mosbacher Director, Stanford University, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Carpe Diem

    Gilauri, Nika

    Pages 1-18

  • Fighting Corruption

    Gilauri, Nika

    Pages 19-42

  • Rightsizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies

    Gilauri, Nika

    Pages 43-74

  • Creating a Business-Friendly Climate

    Gilauri, Nika

    Pages 75-95

  • Reforming Taxes and Customs

    Gilauri, Nika

    Pages 97-112

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45769-7
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45768-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Economics
Book Subtitle
Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45769-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45769-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45768-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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