Deindustrialisation:lessons from the structural outcomes of post-Communist transition

Mickiewicz, Tomasz and Zalewska, Anna (2002). Deindustrialisation:lessons from the structural outcomes of post-Communist transition. Working Paper. William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (US).


Theoretical and empirical studies show that deindustrialisation, broadly observed in developed countries, is an inherent part of the economic development pattern. However, post-communist countries, while being only middle-income economies, have also experienced deindustrialisation. Building on the model developed by Rowthorn and Wells (1987) we explain this phenomenon and show that there is a strong negative relationship between the magnitude of deindustrialisation and the efficiency and consistency of market reforms. We also demonstrate that reforms of the agricultural sector play a significant role in placing a transition country on a development path that guarantees convergence to EU employment structures.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic transition,employment structures,deindustrialisation,liberalisation,convergence
Published Date: 2002
Authors: Mickiewicz, Tomasz ( 0000-0001-5261-5662)
Zalewska, Anna


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