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Understanding economic growth and development in Central and Eastern Europe Workshop in Economic History and Development National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, 2-3 September 2016 Keynote Speakers: Tracy K. Dennison (California Institute of Technology) Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Carlos III University in Madrid) CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: March 31, 2016 Central and East European countries (CEEs) had the planned economy past characterized by an inefficient economic structure. It is widely recognized that these adverse conditions discouraged economic growth in the region and made these economies less prosperous in comparison with the West. At present, after two decades of transition, the command economy rudiments are mostly eliminated. However, there are still significant differences in the levels of GDP per capita between CEEs. For example, Slovenia is successfully ‘catching - up’ economically with its Western neighbors , while Moldova continuous to lag behind. This suggests that the historical roots of the East-West dissimilarity go far
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