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Systemic Transformation, Trade and Economic Growth

Developments, Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Results


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Natalja von Westernhagen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Natalja von Westernhagen
    Pages 237-257
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 259-290

About this book


Since the late 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) have been involved in the transition process. This book compares the progress of some of these economies in transition and analyses their growth potential. The focus lies on the special role that foreign trade liberalisation and foreign direct investment plays in economic growth. Since foreign trade and foreign direct investment are important channels of technology transfer they can substantially contribute to a higher level of economic growth. Based on the gravity model this book investigates potential in foreign trade and foreign direct investment for selected CIS and CEECs with developed OECD economies. Policy options for some of these countries are discussed including issues of foreign trade, foreign direct investment, structural adjustment, and economic growth.


Economic Growth Foreign Direct Investment Foreign trade Gravity Model Import Systemic Transformation Trade Transformation calculus

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Institute for International Economic Relations at Potsdam UniversityPotsdamGermany

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