Oes Economic Efficiency Require Greater Inequality?

Suggested readings:
Aslund chap 8 EBRD Transition Report 1999 Annex 1.1 pp 13-19
EBRD Transition Report 1997 Annex 2.2 pp 40-46
Ellman, M. (2000)  The Social Costs and Consequences of the Transformation Process Chapter 5 in UNECE Economic Survey of Europe, nr. 2/3.
J Flemming and J Micklewright (1999) Income Distribution, Economic Systems and Transition. Innocenti Occasional Papers. Unicef. C.Grün and S.Klasen, (2001) Growth, income distribution and well-being in transition countries, Economics of Transition, no.2.
B Milanovic (1998) Income, Inequality and Poverty during the Transition from Planned to a Market Economy. The World Bank, Washington DC, ISBN 0-8213-3994-X Y Atal (ed) Poverty in Transition and Transition in Poverty. Berghahn Books for UNESCO

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Aslund, A (2002) Building Capitalism. The Transformation of the Former Soviet Block,
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Aslund, A., P. Boone and S. Johnson (1996), How to Stabilize: Lessons from Post
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