Studies in Contemporary Economics

On the Theory and Policy of Systemic Change

Editors: Wagener, Hans-Jürgen (Ed.)

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Between 1989 and 1992 three colloquia on transformation problems were held at the Ludwig-Reimers-Stiftung, Bad Homburg. At the end of the 1980s the collapse of the Soviet-type socialist economic system had become clear and, hence, the necessity to transform these systems into an entirely different eco­ nomic order. Similar processes have happened and still happen in other his­ torical constellations, for instance in developing countries. It has been the aim of the Transformation Colloquium to gain more theoretical insight into these phenomena. The object of research has been transformation defined as transition from a given economic order (socialist planned economy e.g.) to a consistent new or­ der (market economy). This is a highly complex phenomenon which occurred, above all, during the 20th century: introduction and abolition of socialist sys­ tems, transition from war economies to peace-time market economies. Histori­ cal experience allows perhaps for certain generalizing abstractions. The central problem discussed at all (up to now) three colloquia is the question whether the object is amenable for theoretical analysis and which approaches eventually are promising.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Some Theory of Systemic Change and Transformation

    Wagener, Hans-Jürgen

    Pages 1-20

  • Efficiency and Power as Stimuli of Institutional Change

    Grosser, Joachim

    Pages 21-41

  • Network Evolution

    Blankart, Charles B. (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • Economic Transformation Processes: Political Possibilities and Social Limitations

    Eger, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • The Dynamics of Economic Systems, or How to Transform a Failed Socialist Economy

    Pelikan, Pavel

    Pages 67-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Theory and Policy of Systemic Change
Editors
  • Hans-Jürgen Wagener
Series Title
Studies in Contemporary Economics
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-99768-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-99768-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-0660-1
Series ISSN
1431-8806
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 235
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