Does democracy facilitate the economic transition? : an empirical study of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Empirical analysis shows that democracy has facilitated economic liberalization in 25 postcommunist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The existence of a vibrant civil society at the start of the transition has the most explanatory power in this team's regressi...

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Main Author: Dethier, Jean-Jacques
Corporate Author: World Bank Europe and Central Asia Region
Other Authors: Ghanem, Hafez, Zoli, Edda
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit 1999, [1999]
Series:Policy research working paper
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Empirical analysis shows that democracy has facilitated economic liberalization in 25 postcommunist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The existence of a vibrant civil society at the start of the transition has the most explanatory power in this team's regression
Item Description:"October 1999"--Cover. - "This paper was presented at a seminar at the World Bank in June 1999. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-30)
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (30 p) 28 cm