The Economic Survey of Europe
Since 1948 the Economic Survey of Europe provides regular, comprehensive analyses of economic developments and prospects in the entire ECE region. Following the radical changes in political regimes in the formerly Centrally Planned Economies of the ECE region, the Survey has since 1990 placed particular emphasis on developments in the countries in transition of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and the western response in terms of aid, trade and private investment. Starting in 1998 the Survey is published in three issues (April, July, November), incorporating the Economic Bulletin for Europe.
Issue No. 3 of the 1999 Survey contains a short overview of the economic situation and outlook in the ECE region in autumn, a selection of papers presented at the UN/ECE's Spring Seminar in May 1999 and a statistical appendix. It will shortly be available as a UN sales publication (Sales No.: E.99.II.E.4). Below you can find the various chapters in PDF format as well as links to earlier issues.
Economic Survey of Europe, 1999 No. 3
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Below are selected elements of this issue of the Survey.
Part One - Current Economic Developments
- Chapter 1 - The ECE Economies in Autumn 1999 (PDF version)
Part Two - Demographic Ageing and the Reform of Pension Systems in the ECE Region
Introduction and Summary of Discussion (PDF version)
- Chapter 2 - The Anatomy of the Pensions "Crisis" by John Eatwell (PDF version)
- Chapter 3 - Forging a New Consensus on Pensions by Lawrence Thompson (PDF version)
- Chapter 4 - Pension Systems and Reforms in the Transition Economies by Maria Augustinovics (PDF version)
Previous Issues of the Economic Survey of Europe on the Web
Economic Survey of Europe, 1999 No. 2 (released in July 1999, Sales No.: E.99.II.E.3)
Economic Survey of Europe, 1999 No. 1 (released in April 1999, Sales No.: E.99.II.E.2)
Economic Survey of Europe, 1998 No. 3 (released in December 1998, Sales No.: E.98.II.E.25)
Economic Survey of Europe, 1998 No. 2 (released in July 1998, Sales No.: E.98.II.E.18)
Economic Survey of Europe, 1998 No. 1 (released in April 1998, Sales No.: E.98.II.E.1)
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