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After communism: 25 years of revolution
Peter Boone
January 2015
Paper No' CEPCP435:
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CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter 2015


Tags: economic history; soviet empire; economic reform; economic growth

A quarter of a century after the transition to a capitalist economy began, how are the nations of the former Soviet bloc faring? Peter Boone charts the failures of communism, the chaos that followed its collapse, the period of liberalisation and growth - and today's unhealthy combination of economic stagnation and political repression.