The varieties of capitalism argument from our book Transition Economies has been often picked up by people. The book project New Directions in Critical Comparative Capitalisms Research, edited by Matthias Ebenau, Ian Bruff & Christian May (London: Palgrave Macmillan; 2015), gave us an opportunity to systematize and revise the argument on varieties of capitalism in transition economies. Our chapter can be downloaded here.

A revised version of Transition Economies in Czech

Czech translation of the revised version of Transition Economies has been published by Academia, the Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Reforming pensions: the limits of diversification

New ETUI policy brief on pension reforms I did together with Stefan Domonkos questions diversification and privatisation.


Transition Economies after the Crisis of 2008: Actors and Policies

The special issue of Europe-Asia Studies on 'Transition Economies after the Crisis of 2008: Actors and Policies' is finally available. Some articles can be downloaded for free. Including a unique insight on crisis management in Belarus by Dzmitry Kruk, a revealing analysis of the Baltic experience by Rainer Kattel and Ringa Raudla, and our stuff on Central and Eastern Europe. Introduction can be found here.

Lies, damned lies, and the EBRD's transition indicators

EBRD is celebrating its 20th birthday at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Astana. We join the crowds of well-wishers with a comment in Bankwatch Mail 48. Happy birthday, EBRD!

Bankwatch Mail 48 can be downloaded also as a PDF.

Update: A revised version published in Competition and Change, 16(1), pp. 69-75.