New Book Explores Plight of South-East European Nations

In spite of the uninterrupted prosperity from 2004 until 2008, the main characteristic of the transition period in South-East European countries has been negative for the majority of the population. In his new book, Tahir Mahmutefendic analyses, in detail, the economic performance in the region after the fall of communism and sheds light on the possible reasons for a widespread disappointment with transition.

Yugoslavia-born Mahmutefendic has held a fascination for South-East European countries. "Economic Performance in South-East European Transition Countries after the Fall of Communism," a product of this interest, paints a portrait of the Balkans during the transition era, a time that produced some winners and many losers. Here, Mahmutefendic reveals why at least 80% of the people in the South-East European countries think that life was better in the ancient regime.

Incisive and eye-opening, "Economic Performance in South- East European Transition Countries after the Fall of Communism" is a must-read for economists, scholars and students interested in the true picture of the harsh realities that South-East European countries are facing.

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About the Author
Tahir Mahmutefendic was born in Tuzla, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1959 his family moved to Sarajevo, where he finished his education in 1978, gaining a first class honours from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Sarajevo, where he subsequently worked as a lecturer in Political Economics and Finance. In 1987 he earned a Master of Philosophy degree in International Economics from Belgrade University and in 1996 a PhD degree from the same university. He published numerous articles in various Yugoslav journals, mainly in the field of international finance.

Mahmutefendic has been Economics editor of the South Slav Journal from 1996. He wrote more than 50 articles and book reviews for the journal. He was a youth chess champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a Bosnian chess master. He speaks eight languages.

Economic Performance in South- East European Transition Countries after the Fall of Communism * by Tahir Mahmutefendic
Publication Date: February 12, 2014
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 200 pages; 9781493139668
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 200 pages; 9781493139651
e-book; £3.99; 9781493139675

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