Moving Away from the Command Economy in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

  • Elodie Douarin
  • Tomasz Mickiewicz
Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)


This chapter presents an overview of what became known as “transition” and sets the scene for the rest of the book by highlighting the diversity of experiences across the region and discussing key indicators. We discuss the stylised facts of transition, and the long term effect on the population based on the happiness literature.


Transition Growth Happiness Eastern Europe Russia 


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© Tomasz Mickiewicz 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elodie Douarin
    • 1
  • Tomasz Mickiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Aston Business SchoolAston UniversityBirminghanUK

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