'Insightful, thorough and well-researched ... its chief advantage is the balanced overview of S.E Europe's experience since the demise of communism in the late 1980s. It goes a long way in challenging and dispelling some of the stereotypes about the region.' --Dr Dimitar Bechev, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
A remarkable book...short, readable and full of insights. The authors bring unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the region to this project.' --Professor Willem Buiter, CBE; Chief Economist, Citigroup
'This book is a welcome contribution by virtue of emphasizing regional long-term opportunities rather than dealing exclusively with regional problems. Providing a brief historical overview of the post-Second World War decades, the narrative focuses primarily on the transition of countries of South-Eastern Europe from the one-party state and centrally planned economy to democracy and market economy. The authors' knowledge of the region is outstanding, and their analysis is comprehensive and lucid.' --Klejda Mulaj, University of Exeter, UK
About the Author
Christopher Cviic, OBE, has had an extensive career as a writer and broadcaster. He wrote for The Economist (1969-1990), and served at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 1999-2007. He is the author of Remaking the Balkans, published in 1991. Peter Sanfey is a Lead Economist at the EBRD, where he analyses economic developments and reforms in South-Eastern Europe. He has a PhD in Economics from Yale and taught at the University of Kent.