Alternative Methods of Institutional Development for Transition Economies

John Marangos
2002 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics  
A radical economic change, such as moving from a centrally administered economy to an economy based on market relations, also requires reform of the institutional structure. The shock-therapy process of transition utilises market incentives to internalise the developmental process of institutions instead of relying on the government, an actor external to the whole process. In contrast, gradualists argue that the development of the institutional structure requires government action. Gradualists
more » ... ction. Gradualists recommend active state intervention in institutional development. Empirical evidence is inconclusive as to the more appropriate method. It is argued that a combination of the two methods would produce an optimal sequence. (JEL: P 2, P 3)
doi:10.1628/0932456022975286 fatcat:behsrky6jjepja5sak32votixi