Economic Policy Reform

Economic Policy Reform

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In the 1980s, the formerly planned markets of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and the developing nations of Latin America and East Asia embarked upon unprecedented efforts to alter their economic regimes. These first-stage reforms involved a major reconceptualization of the principal elements of the economy, private property, and trade. But in the wake of these reforms, the need for second-stage reformsa€”the implementation of more structural changesa€”arose; without the development of new regulatory agencies, tax reform initiatives, adjustments to trade policies, and enhancements in education, labor, and telecommunications, the prospects for economic growth engendered during the first-stage reforms might not be realized. Economic Policy Reform: The Second Stage provides an incisive overview of the context of these crucial second-stage reforms with a thorough examination of the issues confronting the policymakers involved. Edited by Anne O. Krueger, it features studies from distinguished experts in various fields of economics. Each chapter of this book addresses a key issue in economic policy, examines the progress of reforms in the markets considered, and then explores what research might further aid leaders as they embark on fundamental changes. Both a handbook for economists and practitioners and a theoretical exploration of the most significant challenges currently facing the economic world, this new book will be indispensable to anyone involved in the global economic scene. Contributors: Vittorio Corbo Cimon Cowan Sebastian Edwards Stephan Haggard Michael Kremer Steven Matusz Frederic S. Mishkin Jonathan Morduch Roger G. Noll Miguel A. Savastano T. Paul Shultz Mary M. Shirley T.N. Srinivasan Joseph E. Stiglitz Vito Tanzi David Tarr Aaron TornellEmerging market countries are particularly prone to financial crises if their banking sectors are weak because, as we have ... banking panics, and analysis of such episodes as the Penn Central bankruptcy in 1970 and the stock market crash inanbsp;...

Title:Economic Policy Reform
Author: Anne O. Krueger
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2002-11-01

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