Book Launch

Institutions, Human Development and Economic Growth in Transition Economies” (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2011)
by Pasquale Tridico

University Roma Tre, Faculty of Economics, 3 October 2011, h. 14.30 Aula 11
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the economies of Central and Eastern European countries and Former Soviet Republics have developed in different ways, with some considerably outperforming others. This book explores the reasons behind this: the models of capitalism that each country aimed at, the role of institutions and of institutional change in development, and the main determinants of economic and human development. Moreover, it also examines the relationship between democracy and development, and questions whether democracy is a prerequisite.
The book also considers the relevance of social capital in transition economies to test the relationship between social capital and development.
A comparative analysis of state policies is conducted in order to assess which policies have helped societies in transition to boost democracy, reinforce the middle class, reduce the influence of oligarchs
and fill an initial systemic vacuum. This book will be essential reading for scholars and researchers working in the field of transition and development economics, as well as those with an interest in the rise of the ‘New Europe’.
h. 14.30
Book presentation and speaker contributions:
Chair: Fabrizio De Filippis, Roma Tre University
Maria Lissowska, Warsaw School of Economics and EU Commission
Sebastiano Fadda, Roma Tre University
Jens Hölscher, Brighton University (Palgrave General Editor for economic transition
studies and former EACES President)
Pasquale De Muro, Roma Tre University
Wojciech Ponikiewski, (Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Italian Republic)
Official Representation of the Republics of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.
Book’s Author:
Pasquale Tridico, Roma Tre University
h. 17.00
Aperitive and drinks
(Everybody is invited. Info:
Venue address: University Roma Tre, Faculty of Economics, Via Silvio D’Amico 111, Rome

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