believe that the experiences of the transition economies
1990s are deeply relevant to developing countries
as they make difficult choices of development
strategy and institutional transformation in an
increasingly global yet volatile world.
work highlights the central importance of the institutional
structures needed for market liberalization
to succeed. His analysis and his experience will
prove valuable to those interested in designing
and implementing strategies for poverty reduction
and growth in developing countries."
Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
courage and the vision of the author should be praised,
as they are based upon a rich and successful experience
and a wide expertise.
people writing on the transition process from the
centrally planned system to a market economy offer
advice and recommendations that are not really credible.
In the present case, the author actually solved
urany difficulties and developed a `Strategy for
Poland' that allows him to come forward with
policy proposals and long-term forecasts."
Lavigne, ISMEA (Institut de Sciences Economiques
Kolodko shows the theoretical inconsistencies and
failures across countries of the conventional approach
to transitions, the so-called Washington
He offers broadly useful policy proposals based
on true economic reasoning:
of people's well-being, not reforms for the sake
social engineering, should measure success and guide
S. Bernstam, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
research by Professor G. Kolodko is a powerful intellectual
challenge to the advocates of `simple decisions'
to the problems of post-socialist transformation.
convincing character of theoretical reasoning is
by the author's practical experience of elaborating
and implementing Polish economic policy in
1994-97, which brought him fully merited worldwide
Nekipelov, Institute for World Economic and Policy Studies, Moscow