The European Journal of Comparative Economics

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004

Comparative Economic Systems and the New Comparative Economics
AbstractThe field of comparative economic systems has been recently enriched by the arrival of the new comparative economics. This approach is in the line of the law and finance tradition and presents an important contribution under different perspectives....
Editors' Foreword
This, the first issue of the European Journal of Comparative Economics, launches the newest venture of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. We have felt that the field of comparative economics is in need of a new medium that exploits...
Good Governance, Welfare, and Transformation
AbstractMarket conforming institutions are a precondition for a thriving and stable economy. This is the upshot of the Washington consensus or, of somewhat earlier origin, the "Eucken hypothesis". Another hypothesis of Eucken has it that market conforming...
Outsourcing and Information Management. A Comparative Analysis of France, Italy and Japan in Both Small and Large Firms
AbstractThis paper compares outsourcing processes in France, Italy and Japan in two types of firms, large firms and also small firms. It is shown that outsourcing has increased over the last two decades in both small and large firms in all three countries...
Policy Diversity as an Engine of Development1
AbstractStandards, benchmarks, define modern life, but do they diminish the importance of diversity for progress? Arguably not, for diversity, or variety, is the essence of economic life in the sense of underlying choice; economic calculation gives numerical...
The Experience of Rising Inequality in Russia and China during the Transition1
AbstractThis paper examines the changes in regional and sectoral inequality that accompanied economic transformation in Russia and China throughout the 1990s. The experiences of the two countries are widely viewed as having been polar opposites. While...
The President's Preface
The creation of a journal of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies has been in our minds for years; it was amply debated at several of our meetings and was deemed a well justified and meritorious aim. This is why its actual appearance...
Would a Second Transition Stage Prolong the Initial Period of Post-Socialist Economic Transformation into Market Capitalism?
AbstractThe article attempts to define the relevant yardsticks that can be used to delineate the end of the transition process or, alternatively, a second stage in the post-socialist economic transformation into market capitalism. A first benchmark is...