Monthly Report No. 1/2016 - Special Issue: Reality Check – wiiw Economists Reflect on 25 Years of Transition


Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Michael Landesmann, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic

wiiw Monthly Report No. 1, January 2016
42 pages including 3 Tables and 22 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Selected living standard indicators, 1990, 2014 (p. 1)
  • Understanding transition (by Vladimir Gligorov; pp. 2-6)
  • Expectations of transition and real outcomes in retrospect (by Peter Havlik; pp. 7-10)
  • Remembering transition (by Gábor Hunya; pp. 11-13)
  • An economist’s tale (by Michael Landesmann; pp. 14-17)
  • Illusions lost … ? (by Leon Podkaminer; pp. 18-19)
  • Looking at the early transition through the ‘reformer’s glasses’ (by Sándor Richter; pp. 20-22)
  • Personal reflections on the case of Slovenia (by Hermine Vidovic; pp. 23-25)
  • Recommended reading (p. 26)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 27-48)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: living standard indicators, transition countries, transition

Countries covered: CEE, CIS, Hungary, Poland, Romania, SEE, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia