The Output Decline in the Aftermath of Reform : The Cases of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Romania

Author/Editor:

Dimitri G Demekas ; Eduardo Borensztein ; Jonathan David Ostry

Publication Date:

July 1, 1992

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Summary:

This paper analyzes the declines in economic activity experienced by Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (CSFR), and Romania in the period since the initiation of market-oriented reforms in these countries. The paper reviews developments in the three countries and empirically investigates two questions that are key to the interpretation of the output decline: First, to what extent does the output fall reflect “structural change” (or a reallocation of resources across sectors) rather than a conventional recession? Second, to what extent have demand-side or supply-side forces been dominant in generating the output decline?

Series:

Working Paper No. 92/59

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 1993.

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 1992

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451965711/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0591992

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

60

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