Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109523
Authors: 
Dowling, Malcolm
Wignaraja, Ganeshan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration 3
Abstract: 
This paper presents a coherent and systematic analysis of the collapse and subsequent revival of the Central Asian Republics (CARs) since 1990. The focus is on the pattern of growth and structural change during the cycle of decline and subsequent revival in the CARs, which have yet to be adequately analyzed in the literature on transition. The paper relates economic performance to initial conditions, country characteristics, and policies. Within this framework, it proposes a simple typology of policies (including a new 'Type III' set of policies on regional cooperation and industrial competitiveness) and relates them to the cycle of decline and revival. It goes on to examine medium-term prospects and policy needs for the CARs.
Subjects: 
growth
economic reform
regional cooperation
industrial competitiveness
Central Asia
transitional economies
JEL: 
F15
N10
O40
P20
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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