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Introduction to the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics

Douarin, E; Havrylyshyn, O; (2021) Introduction to the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics. In: Douarin, E and Havrylyshyn, O, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics. (pp. 1-15). Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. Green open access

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This chapter introduces the Handbook of Comparative Economics by motivating the choice of chapters collected in this edited volume and by articulating the links that exist between seemingly diverse contributions. We make explicit the historical origin of the field, namely Comparative Economic Systems, and the extent to which it matters to what comparative economics is today, before discussing the turning point that was the fall of the Berlin Wall. The subsequent move from central planning to market economies in Eastern Europe, and the importance of institutions, and institutional analysis for the field are explored, and how these led to the new approaches that came next. The chapter starts with a reflection on comparative economics, but leaves the conclusions open—to be revisited in Chap. 36.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Introduction to the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-50888-3_1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50888-3_1
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Comparative economics, Comparative economic systems, Transition, Institutions, Central planning, Broader goals
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130428
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