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Theoretical conceptions of Czechoslovak transformation: Factors that influenced the creation of transformation strategy

Author: Bc. Tereza Krausová
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 54
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Link: https://ckis.cuni.cz:443/F/?func=direct&doc_number=002448007&local_base=CKS01&format=999
Abstract: The bachelor thesis Theoretical conceptions of Czechoslovak transformation: Factors that
influenced the creation of transformation strategy focuses on the Czechoslovak economic
transformation in the early 1990s and describes the process of creating the Czechoslovak
transformation strategy. The thesis answers the question of whether the selected topics and their
discussions conducted on the pages of the scientific journal Politická ekonomie were reflected
in the final transformation strategy and the implemented reform measures between the years
1991–93. The topics of labor productivity and economic growth, imbalance, price system and
price liberalization were chosen for the analysis. First, the thesis focuses on the descriptive
analysis of the journal's articles from 1989–93 that discuss selected topics, and maps in detail
the development of their content and the opinions of their authors. In the following chapter, the
thesis compares findings from the descriptive analysis with measures presented in the final
Czechoslovak transformation scenario and with the practical policy in 1991–93. Based on the
comparison, the thesis concludes that in the case of the topic of imbalance, the opinions of the
authors coincided with the planned measures and there is, therefore, a possibility that a
discussion of the strategy makers with experts took place. On the subject of price liberalization,
the thesis came to the opposite conclusion. The concept of price liberalization presented by the
reformers differed from the opinions of the journal’s authors, and in this case, the mutual
discussion probably did not take place. Even during 1991–93, the authors' opinions on price
liberalization did not change, and the entire shock concept of transformation was criticized on
the pages of the journal.

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