7 edition of Distortions to agricultural incentives in Europe"s transition economies found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Kym Anderson and Johan Swinnen, editors.|
|Series||Trade and development|
|Contributions||Anderson, Kym., Swinnen, Johan F. M., 1962-|
|LC Classifications||HD1920.7.Z8 D57 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 379 p. :|
|Number of Pages||379|
|ISBN 10||0821374192, 0821374206|
|ISBN 10||9780821374191, 9780821374207|
|LC Control Number||2007048479|
Also, inflation needs to fall below 40 percent a year to allow growth, and privatization is unequivocally beneficial. The chapters are followed by two appendixes. Many countries entered their transition with high public expenditures boosted by populism. Fischer, Stanley, and Alan Gelb.
Third, many of the basic structural underpinnings of market economies have been put in place in most countries, at least in a de jure sense. For instance, labor unrest and popular unrest were minimal, and the large military-industrial complex was timid. The volume includes an introduction and summary chapter and commissioned studies of three Northeast Asian, five Southeast Asian, and four South Asian economies. These questions have been the subjects of much econometric investigation. These renewed financial crises delivered great shocks, inspiring fiscal discipline. This too helped check inflation.
Trade within the Union accounts for more than one-third of the world total. Fortunately, these huge drops are not credible because communist statistics exaggerated output, while capitalist statistics fail to cover much of what is going on in the economy. To progress reform - and to see how recent policies line up with those of the European Union EU - requires better information on the extent of progress during the past fifteen years and of current policy influences on incentives within and between sectors. Paradoxically, the problem was not the losers but the winners, who made fortunes on the large short-run subsidies garnered during the transition Hellman Though inflation has been brought under control, Russia has lagged in the implementation of structural reforms. The Czech Republic and Russia pioneered mass privatization of large enterprises through vouchers, which were distributed to all citizens and could be used to purchase shares of large enterprises.
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The socialist economy suffered from a dearth of small enterprises and creative destruction the destroying of the outdated by new and better products and services; see creative destruction. In the middle, countries pursued policies imposed by dominant elites who wanted to make themselves wealthy on transitional market distortions.
This process requires discipline over the government budget and the growth of money and credit that is, discipline in fiscal and monetary policy and progress toward sustainable balance of payments.
Business Politics Sociology Nonfiction The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend on farming for their livelihood. Fischer, Stanley, and Alan Gelb. Private ownership seems to matter in the long run.
Second, a commitment to macroeconomic stability appears to have taken hold, with inflation brought under control in most cases. Policies on exchange rates have varied greatly. Start-ups and enterprises Distortions to agricultural incentives in Europes transition economies book foreign capital have performed the best to date, but enterprises that have participated in mass privatization are swiftly improving their records.
Analyses of politically feasible agricultural subsidy and trade policy reform, or of policy options for coping with structural changes such as the current boom in energy raw material prices that has inter-sectoral Dutch-disease effects, need to be based on a clear understanding of the recent and current extent of policy interventions and the politico-economic forces behind their evolution.
Distortions to agricultural incentives in Europes transition economies book European Union or EU is a supranational union of 27 European states, the most recent acceding member being Croatia, which became full member on 1 July Not surprisingly, countries where initial conditions were more adverse experienced a sharper initial decline in output.
The union has evolved over time from a primarily economic union to an increasingly political one. What explains the subsequent recovery in output? Distortions to agricultural incentives in Asia English Abstract This study is part of a global research project seeking to understand the changing scope and impact of the policy bias against agriculture and the reasons behind agricultural policy reforms in Africa, Europe's transition economies, Latin America and the Inthe Global Financial Crisis, triggered by the housing bubble in the United States, caused a significant decline in the GDP of the majority of the European economies, which was a precedent to a far broader and more problematic Eurozone debt crisiswhich threatened the collapse of economies in the south, particularly GreeceItaly recently affected by the ongoing political crisis, Portugal and Spain.
The focus in the main text is on the countries in transition in Europe and the former Soviet Union; developments in China and transition economies of Southeast Asia are discussed only briefly but are also the subject of Box 2.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs Although uncertainty still surrounds Greece and debt payments in the Greek state, at present things appear stable. Together these countries in accounted for 89 percent of the region's agricultural value added, 91 percent of its population and 95 percent of total gross domestic product GDP.
Most of the other countries faced new financial crises, notably Bulgaria in — and Russia in These renewed financial crises delivered great shocks, inspiring fiscal discipline.
War severely hampered economic growth, with only Slovenia making any real progress in the s. For instance, one major aspect of the increase in inequality is the deterioration in the relative position of retirees although this was not the case in Poland.Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Vietnam Prema-chandra Athukorala, Pham Lan Huong and Vo Tri Thanh Since the late s Vietnam has made remark able progress in transition from a former.
This report-builder interface is a product of the Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES) at The University of Adelaide. The Database of Distortions to Agricultural Incentives is a product of the World Bank’s project “Distortions to Agricultural Incentives”.
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRICULTURAL PRICE DISTORTIONS Despite numerous policy reforms since the s, farm product prices remain heavily distorted in both high-income and developing countries.
This book seeks to improve our understanding of why societies adopted these policies and why some but not other countries have undertaken reforms.agricultural policies (Portugal, pdf, Josling and Valdes, ).
In economic literature, the analysis of distortions to agricultural policy incentives has helped to develop many contributions. However, great attention has been paid to the trade policies of African countries.
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Anderson, K. and J. Swinnen (eds.), Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Europe’s Transition Economies, Washington DC: World Bank, June A transition economy or ebook economy is an economy which is changing from a centrally planned ebook to a market economy.
Transition economies undergo a set of structural transformations intended to develop market-based institutions. These include economic liberalization, where prices are set by market forces rather than by a central planning organization.