Research

No. 36, 1995 – Changing Trade Pattern in Hungary – Changing Patterns of Trade between Hungary and the European Community (Union) A Retrospective Analysis 1989-1994

On the 9th and 10th of June, 1995 Kopint-Datorg and the Economic Research Institute of Halle (IWH) held a common seminar in Halle on the integration of the Eastern European transition countries to the European Union. This paper contains two of the studies prepared for this seminar.

No. 35, 1995 – Thesen zur ungarischen Beitrittspolitik und zur Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union – Die Haltung der EU gegenüber Mittel- und Osteuropa nach dem Kopenhagener Gipfel und vor der Überprüfung des Maastricht-Vertrages – Notwendigkeit und Chancen einer Reform der GAP vor dem Hintergrund einer EU-Osterweiterung

On the 9th and 10th of June, 1995 Kopint-Datorg and the Economic Research Institute of Halle (IWH)  held a common seminar in Halle on the integration of the Eastern European transition countries to the European Union. This paper contains three of the studies prepared for this seminar in German.

No. 34, 1995 – The Political Economy of the Reform Strategy: China and Eastern Europe Compared

The paper is about the limitations and possibilities of comparing the reform strategies in China and in the CEE, drawing lessons with a rather schematic approach.

No. 33, 1995 – The Financial Sector in Central and Eastern Europe: Three Questions and Three Answers

This paper wants to arrive at a strategy for the development of the financial sector in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This paper presents the common characteristics and the possible differences of what in the author’s view should be transformed to specific policies for these countries.

No. 42, 1996 – From Quotas to Hard Currency: Company Views on the Post-Soviet Barter Period at the Beginning of the 1990s

This paper aims to record certain general features of what can be called the post-Soviet or CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) barter period. It is based on a series of interviews conducted among a number of companies.

No. 43, 1996 – Enlargement of the EU: Dynamics and Problems

The paper analyses the aspects of the coming enlargement of the EU, by examining the association period to the accession, the EU’s and the candidate countries’ preparedness as well as the probable process of accession.

No. 44, 1997 – The Social Costs of Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

The aim of the paper is to outline the social costs of transformation in the second sense of the term in an international comparative context. Social costs are here understood as the negative phenomena that accompany the systemic change. Factors which determine or express working and living conditions, health and social status are listed also in the study.

No. 45, 1997 – An Eastern Enlargement of the EU: Burden or Blessing?

If a country is unable or unwilling to create the feasibility conditions for its joining in a club, whose rules – the acquis- were already well known and even accepted by it at the time of their application for full membership, it is probably just a waste of time to wait and prepare for another 15 years.

No. 46, 1997 – Privatisation and Regulation: Restructuring and Conflicts in the Hungarian Electricity Supply Industry

The present analysis sets out to review first experiences and open questions about the privatisation of the electricity sector in Hungary after the transition.

No. 47, 1997 – Towards Sustainable Growth?

The paper targets the specific problem of economic transition, i.e. how the former socialist countries could recover from severe recession of the years after the political change.