Focus: Eastern Europe

Populating No Man’s Land: Economic Concepts of Ownership under Communism

This edited volume opening the new series Revisiting Communism: Collectivist Economic Thought in Historical Perspective focuses on the concepts of ownership, the cornerstone of political economy in Soviet-type societies. The authors’ main objective is to contribute to the still unwritten chapter on collectivism in the history books of modern economic thought. They trace the lengthy …
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Economic Ideas and Institutions in Eastern Europe

This research project aims at understanding institutional and cultural change in Eastern Europe in conjunction with recent developments on the global marketplace of ideas.
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Leyla Safta-Zecheria

PhD candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest
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Gábor Almási

Research Assistant, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck; MTA Lendület Postdoctoral Fellow, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest
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Albena Shkodrova

Editor-in-chief, Bacchus Magazine; freelance writer, Zhanet 45 Publishing House
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Between Bukharin and Balcerowicz:
A Comparative History of Economic Thought under Communism

In April 2014, the IWM launched a long-term comparative research project on the history of economic ideas in nine communist countries: Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.
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Katarzyna Wezyk

Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw
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Veronika Pehe

Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies, University College London
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Ekaterina Nemenko

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg
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Judit Klein

Freelance journalist, Pécs, Hungary
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