And the first shall be the last

Csaba, László (2011) And the first shall be the last. Hungarian Studies, 25 (2). pp. 235-248. DOI 10.1556/HStud.25.2011.2.6

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This study analyzes the puzzle of Hungarian economic drifting in a long run perspective. The underlying puzzle for the investigation is why bad policies are invariably popular and good policies unpopular, thus why political and economic rationality never overlap. The first part of the article summarizes in eight points the basic features of the postwar period. Then six lessons are offered, which might be useful for other countries in transition or for students of comparative economics and politics, lessons that can be generalized on the basis of the individual country experience.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hungary, economic policy, transition, postcommunism, reform, privatization
Divisions:Faculty of Economics > Department of Comparative Economics
Subjects:Economic policy
ID Code:728
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:09 Aug 2012 12:18
Last Modified:18 Oct 2021 08:49

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