EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Economic Change in Poland

Olivier Blanchard () and Richard Layard

CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: Poland has tackled its economic problems with courage and, thus far, success. Hyperinflation has ceased, the well-chosen exchange rate has held, and wage behaviour has been responsible. A major recession is under way, and it must not become endemic. A big export effort is needed, followed with discretion by some domestic relaxation. Foreign investment could be encouraged by removing all limits to the repatriation of profit. To prevent unemployment persisting even after demand recovers, unemployment benefits could be replaced after one year by paid temporary employment on public works. Inflation still needs to be further reduced to reach West European levels. One obvious approach is to lengthen the period of indexation used in calculation wage ceilings. And, finally, privatisation should be accelerated, either by giving the capital stock to the people or by selling it in the form of highly-geared holding companies.

Date: 1990-05
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Working Paper: Economic Change in Poland (1990) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0003

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-20
Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0003