Economies in Transition: Statistical Measures Now and in the Future. Proceedings of the Sochi International Forum, October 1990

Aven PO & Schneider CM (1991). Economies in Transition: Statistical Measures Now and in the Future. Proceedings of the Sochi International Forum, October 1990. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-91-014

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Abstract

This collection of papers includes contributions by Eastern and Western experts from the fields of statistical analysis and comparative economics. This international group met to present and discuss their work at the International Forum entitled "Economies in Transition: Statistical Measures Now and in the Future," which was held in Sochi, USSR, from 15 to 17 October 1990. The Forum was organized and co-sponsored by IIASA and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The overall theme of the Forum was an investigation of meaningful socio-economic measurements for transitional economies. Two main topics were at the focus of attention. The first was the construction and development of statistics needed to more accurately monitor an economy in transition from one system to another, particularly from a centrally planned command-type to a market-style economic system. The second was international, especially East-West, socio-economic comparisons based on traditional (insofar, as these still continue to be relevant and useful), as well as on non-conventional measures. The purpose of the Forum was to bring together both experienced "users" and statisticians. Our belief is that only their union can help overcome current shortcomings of Eastern European statistics and explicate (and subsequently facilitate possible implementation of) measures which are capable of truly reflecting the transitional character of the former centrally planned economies.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Economic Reform and Integration (ERI)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2016 14:30
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3566

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