Industrial Economics for Countries in Transition: Evidence from Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific

This important and accessible book focuses on the problems confronting public authorities in transitional economies. It is based on a large, diversified and first-hand body of empirical research, which is analysed in terms of mainstream industrial economic theory. A distinguished group of authors explores the long-term prospects for industrial growth, the accumulation of technology and the overall framework of economic restructuring and industrial reform. They cover the role of government in emerging market economies and agencies such as the Treuhandanstalt in Germany. They also trace other major issues such as restructuring and privatization, industrial strategy and trade policy, tax reform and incomes policy and productivity growth. Industrial Economics for Countries in Transition will be essential reading for policymakers in developing countries and will also appeal to students and economists concerned with economic and industrial development.