The Neoliberal Revolution In Eastern Europe
Economic Ideas in the Transition from Communism
Paul Dragos Aligica, Senior Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, US and Anthony J. Evans, Assistant Professor of Economics, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, UK
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Series: New Thinking in Political Economy series
Very few studies have ventured to explore the shift in economic ideas that were such a critical factor in shaping and understanding the East European transition process. Paul Dragos Aligica and Anthony J. Evans have seized upon the potential that this crucial case has to illuminate the larger phenomenon of diffusion and adoption of economic ideas. Two different but related research agendas are developed: the study of the spread of ‘neoliberalism’ as seen from the perspective of Eastern European post-communist evolutions and the study of Eastern European transition as seen from an ideas-centered perspective.