The East European economies in the 1970s

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  • Europe, Eastern,
  • Soviet Union


  • Europe, Eastern -- Economic policy,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1971-1975,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1976-1980

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Statementedited by Alec Nove, Hans-Hermann Höhmann, Gertraud Seidenstecher.
SeriesButterworths studies in international political economy
ContributionsNove, Alec., Höhmann, Hans-Hermann., Seidenstecher, Gertraud.
LC ClassificationsHC244 .E218 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 353 p. :
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3073953M
ISBN 100408107626
LC Control Number82173095

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The East European Economies in the s reviews the development of economic policy in Eastern Europe in the s. This book includes individual country studies that compare and contrast both the aims of economic development and the results of the growth process, as well as the instruments employed in economic policy.

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The following chapters examine the adjustment made by East European economies to external disturbances; external inflation, balance of trade, and resource allocation in small centrally planned economies; whether the Soviet Union was affected by the international economic disturbances of the s; and the relationship between foreign trade and.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: East European economies in the s. London ; Boston: Butterworths, The third issue that made it difficult for the East European Communist governments to respond to the world wide economic slow-down of the s was the fact that all of their economies were firmly tied to the Soviet economy, both through trade and the joint ownership of enterprises.

"The European Economy Since features a unique blend of modern economics, good history, and a deep understanding of the role of institutions in shaping economic success. Eichengreen's book is about the future of Europe. In the late s, Japan was the model, and the United States looked by: The economies of much of the developing world continued to make steady progress in the early s because of the Green Revolution.

They might have thrived and become stable in the way that Europe recovered after World War II through the Marshall Plan ; however, their economic growth was slowed by the oil crisis but boomed immediately ies: 19th century, 20th century, 21st century.

The s may have represented the unleashing of the first wave of globalization, but the problems and conundrums faced by East European elites during that decade originated in the larger set of developmental challenges they faced in the postwar period.

Eastern Europe’s economies are not catching up with their Western neighbors as quickly as many had hoped. The latest Eurostat figures on economic growth in Europe, released earlier this month, show a troubling trend. While growth is returning to Europe after several difficult years, Eastern Europe is not converging with “old Europe,” the pre EU members.

For all these reasons, was a favorable jumping-off point for the European economy. Looking back on the extraordinary economic progress of the subsequent fifty years encourages a. Cold war tensions eased in the s, and signs of normalization of East-West relations appeared in the s.

In Western Europe, the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) merged in to form the European Community.

Description: Since its founding inEastern European Economics has consistently published the finest research on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe--their functioning under central planning; reformist trends in communist-era economic theory and practice; and more recently, the ongoing processes of transition to market economics in different countries and their integration into.

From the early s well into the s, North American The East European economies in the 1970s book Western European economies stagnated. Please, explain the causes of this stagnation and discuss its consequences for politics in. The Eastern Bloc, also known as the Communist Bloc, the Socialist Bloc and the Soviet Bloc, was the group of communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Southeast Asia under the hegemony of the Soviet Union (USSR) that existed during the Cold War (–) in opposition to the capitalist Western Western Europe, the term Eastern Bloc generally referred to the USSR.

While most western European economies essentially began to approach the per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) levels of the United States during the late s and early s, the Eastern Bloc countries did not, [] with per capita GDPs falling significantly below their comparable western European counterparts, for example (Eastern bloc.

European Crisis in the s and s During the s and s, Europe experienced a period of prosperity. Harold Macmillan gives a sense of just how well these times really were when he says, “Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good,” (Judt, ).

2 The Limits of Autarchy in the Periphery: Trade, Planning, and East European Industrialization, chapter abstract This chapter provides an historical overview of Central and Eastern Europe's integration into the Soviet economic sphere and its effects on patterns of industrialization and trade.

The European Economic Community (EEC) tried to begin the process of turning the economies of these six nations into one common market, trying to reduce tariffs, while also making it easier for. Indonesia. Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society.

It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book. WHITE PAPER ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE. 22 3 European Commission COM() of 1 March the world’s most prosperous economies. The images of battles in trenches and fields in Verdun, or of a of the s, through to aborted accessions and rejections in referenda in recent decades, Europe has.

This book puts forward a new perspective on the planned economies of communist Eastern Europe, demonstrating in detail how economic practice in such countries was shaped by the interplay among planners, managers and Party apparatchiks.

Based on extensive original research, including interviews with. While the comparison group of market economies averaged rates of growth of GNP per capita of percent in the s, percent in the s and 2 percent in the s, the growth of per capita GNP of the Soviet bloc countries is estimated to have fallen to percent in the s, percent in the s, and percent in the s.

ChinaCited by: 4. An interesting new book on the EU as a regulatory superpower, The Brussels Effect by Anu Bradford, carries the noughties nostalgia-inducing subtitle “How the European Union rules the world”.

Dictatorial controls allowed for smoothly run, centrally planned economies that eschewed democratic planning as well as market mechanisms.

Many of the east Asian governments shared a Buddhist philosophy of meditation that contributed to their economic advances. The EU started life as a small trading bloc but now spans 28 (soon to be 27) countries with half a billion people.

What can be done to help its institutions catch up with the new reality. Giles Merritt, author of Slippery Slope: Brexit and Europe's Troubled Future, has some ideas.

The Guardian - Back to home. “I can only love what I am free to leave,” wrote East German dissident Wolf Biermann in the s.

For half a century Bulgarians were asked to. The Collapse of Eastern Europe. After the death of the ageing Konstantin Chernyenko, Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March Gorbachev launched his campaign for glasnost (openness), perestroika.

(restructuring) and ‘New Thinking’ in international relations, at the 27th Congress of CPSU in February This course is an introduction to European economic history. It has three objectives. First, to familiarize you with the major aspects of the historical process of European economic growth.

Second, to explore in depth particular aspects of this process and third, to introduce you to economic history. Neo-Colonialism In Africa: The Economic Crisis In Africa worse today than it was at the end of colonialism under the European nations in the s and s.

Observing the living conditions of the rapidly growing population, it is the huge debts nor improved the economies of the developing countries. If anything. European integration. In the immediate post-war years, in the ruined capitals of Western Europe, leaders could look back at the traumatic decades of conflict, depression and political extremism, they could look East to the hostile Soviet Bloc, they could look within their states at the numbers enticed by indigenous communist parties, and they could reflect on their own diminished status.

Full text of "Pressures for reform in the East European economies" See other formats. As the EEC grew larger, its economies also took a substantial hit, though not due to expansion. Instead, in the s, the EEC nations experienced a substantial energy crisis as a result of a war.

First posted 18 January ; last updated: 8 February I keep getting asked for survey-type books/articles on the economic history of particular regions or countries. In the list below, as much as possible, I stick to works of economic history with a stress on country and regional knowledge, not topical or thematic specialisation.

The recession of the early s caused significant disruptions in the economies of all European states, whether Communist (above the double line) or non-Communist. The data in this table show how even in West Germany, from to gross national product per capita decline across Europe.

The European Union (EU) is a culmination of a long process of economic and political integration among European states. The EU started as a free trade area and a customs union.

By Pamela Radcliffe, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego The Japanese model of development has transformed not only its own economy but also that of the entire region. In the s, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea (later known as The Four Tigers) followed their Japanese counterparts through a similar developmental path, with comparable strengths and endemic.

of East Asian market economies. Table 1 sums up the key differences between the two schools in how they interpret China’s process (pp. 4 We are using “Eastern Europe” to cover what are now called Eastern Europe, Central Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union.

Orenstein / What Happened in East European (Political) Economies. flaws and difficul ties and could facili tate a re turn to a con sensus on the benefit s of authoritarian developmentalism. The spectacular growth of many economies in East Asia over the past 30 years has amazed the economics profession, which inevitably refers to the success of the so-called Four Tigers of the region (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan Province of China) as miraculous.

This paper critically reviews the reasons alleged for this extraordinary growth. This has not abated. Second, there are mineral exporters and oil producers, who have been hit particularly hard. The price of oil has plunged to less than $30 a barrel, which has a significant impact because oil revenue is critical to many exporting countries’ economies.

In the s, rises in oil prices hurt industrial countries.The west was by now dependent on oil and together with prices quadrupling and measures for rationing the western world went into recession and suffered massive inflationary pressure.

At that time the United States did have their own oil reserves and although they were affected the biggest impact was on European Economies.

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