This volume brings together specialists from different areas (governance, regulation, macro econometrics, micro econometrics, enterprise culture, foreign direct investment, technology transfer) to focus on the many different aspects of the privatization process in transition economies. The book does not dwell on the administrative or procedural aspects of privatization. Instead it attempts to understand the bigger picture in terms of underlying policy environment and supporting legal and economic measures which helped to a large extent to determine the eventual success or failure of privatization programmes.
YELENA KALYUZHNOVA is the Director of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies and a Lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Reading, UK. Her academic background includes research on transitional economies and macroeconomic issues. Dr Kalyuzhnova is the author of the first major study of the Kazakhstani economy (1998). She has contributed to a wide variety of economic studies for international organisations. - WLADIMIR ANDREFF is Professor of Economics at the University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, Honorary Director of the research laboratory ROSES (CNRS), a former president of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1997-98) and the incumbent President of the International Association of Sport Economists. He has authored and edited nine books and has published more than 150 articles in the field of the economics of transition.