by Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

Paperback:  9781138831131  (pub: 2018-04-20)
Hardback:    9781138831124 (pub: 2018-04-24)
eBook:          9781315736747 (pub: 2018-04-17)
Publisher: Routledge (here)
on Amazon here
From book’s synopsis:
This interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, this book explores the continuous economic and social transformation of the post-socialist world. While the future is yet to be determined, understanding the present phase of transformation is critical. Read more
Media & other announcements:
  • December 7, 2018 – interview with New Books Network, podcast here
  • November 16, 2018 – presentation at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, here.
  • October 29, 2018 – St. John’s News mention, here.
  • October 20, 2018 – interview to Armenian Public TV, here
  • October 16, 2018 – Presentation at Fordham University, during AESA seminar, here.
  • October 4, 2018 – World Bank Armenia update on the WB presentation, here.
  • October 3, 2018 – presentation during ECA Chief Economist Seminar Series “Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., video
  • July 10, 2018 – Blog post at Radical Political Economy, here
  • June 4, 2018 – Heterodox Economics Newsletter (issue 231) announcement, here
  • May 5, 2018 – The Armenian Weekly announcement, here

‘This comprehensive analysis of transition processes is a welcome addition to the transition literature. It is rich in historical analysis and presents a sobering and factually rich presentation of the diverse evolutions in Central and Eastern Europe. A must-read for all those interested in transition and countries of the region.Gerard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

‘A new book on transition economies, with a strong historical perspective, knowledge of the area and languages, lots of empirics and discussion of new issues like migration and remittances.’ Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center – CUNY; Former Lead Economist, World Bank Research Department.

‘In his enlightening book, Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan systematically unpacks the nuanced complexities of economic history and social dynamics of the post-socialist Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. This creatively novel exploration will be an interesting and engaging must-read!’Otaviano Canuto, World Bank Group, Executive Director for Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago

‘Professor Gevorkyan’s book is a must-read for those interested in the cataclysmic changes that occurred in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and that are still playing out towards as yet unknown destinations. The author has produced a thorough and insightful, yet questioning, account of the transition economies of that vast region and diverse collection of countries. As an economist, he has analyzed that aspect well and thoroughly, but has gone far beyond that rather simplistic view of economic transition to analyze the far more complex topic of broad societal transformation. He has done so with attention to the historical, social, political and institutional changes that occurred during and as result of the transition. Another important contribution is the author’s insistence on viewing the transition and transformation of the individual countries involved, as he has done in his analyses, rather than considering the region as a single entity as might have been implied from the book’s title. Professor Gevorkyan has provided a highly analytical and nuanced view of an enormously important topic, but with a framework and writing style that produce a comfortable, as well as valuable, reading experience.’Daniel J. McCarthy, Emeritus University Distinguished Professor and McKim-D’Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management & Innovation, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, USA