Research

No. 38, 1996 – Hungary’s Trade Policy Between the Uruguay Round and EU Accession

The paper discusses the Hungarian trade in goods in the light of the uruguay Round, with a special emphasize on market access for goods and the aspects of opening up the Hungarian market. It also examines the impact of other UR commitments on Hungary as well as the international dimension of domestic economic policies.

No. 39, 1996 – Hungary’s Trade Policy and Trade Régime: from Neoprotectionism to Liberalism or Vica Versa?

The paper examines the trade policy of Hungary after the transition, discussing tariffs and similar measures as well as non-tariff measures in import policy. Furthermore, it also outlines export policies and new issues in trade policy.

No. 40, 1996 – Recent Evidence and Prospects for Growth in Central-Eastern Europe

The aim of this paper is to scrutinise recent macroeconomic developments in the so-called Visegrád states (i.e. the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and most recently Slovenia). The overview of economic developments of the past some years will be supplemented by short-term forecasts up to 1997.

No. 41, 1996 – The Weight of Black Trade and Black Services in the National Economy

The main objective of this study is to estimate the weight of the black economy using propositions and volumes that can be interpreted at the level of the national economy, and that are characteristics of nonregistered goods and services.

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.