Department of Economics, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment not allowed|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ES10001 and take ES10002 plus any two second year economics units.|
The aim of this unit is to use economic analysis to understand the changes that are taking place in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (Commonwealth of Independent States), relating them to the creation of market economies.
The student should be able to:
* Critically evaluate the successes and failures of the process of transition.
* Identify the key factors that are necessary to create an effective market system.
* Interpret economic developments in transition economies, and assess the likelihood that they will lead to the goal of an advanced market economy.
Topics covered will include the planned economy and legacy of planning under communism; the speed and sequencing of adjustment to market economy; institutional change; privatisation; financial markets; the labour market; foreign trade; growth and inflation; public finance issues, and corruption.
D. Gros and A Steinherr Economic Transition in Central and Eastern Europe (2004).
ES30043 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics