De-industrialisation and the post-communist transition:Rowthorn and Wells' model revisited


In this paper we present a simple three-sector model explaining the structural change in employment, which is a modified version of Rowthorn-Wells (1987). We supplement the theoretical analysis with simple econometric tests, which illustrate how the modified Rowthorn-Wells model can be used to (i) motivate empirical estimates of the link between the level of development and structures of employment, (ii) illustrate structural distortions under the command economies, and the structural adjustment that happened during the post-Communist transition. We demonstrate that in the case of these economies, the transition process leads to an adjustment to the employment structures predicted by the model.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
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PURE Output Type: Working paper
Published Date: 2005-10
Authors: Mickiewicz, Tomasz
Zalewska, Anna



Version: Accepted Version

License: Creative Commons Attribution

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