Planning in Transition Economies for Growth and Equity

A street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Micro-entrepreneur on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2001. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Annette Miae Kim.)

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MIT Course Number

11.946

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

During the last fifteen years, nations across the globe embarked on a historic transformation away from centrally planned economies to market-oriented ones. However, in the common pursuit for economic growth, these transition countries implemented widely different reform strategies with mixed results. With over a decade of empirical evidence now available, this new course examines this phenomenon that has pushed the discourse in a number of disciplines, requiring us to reconsider fundamental issues such as:

  • the proper relationship between business, government, and the public interest
  • the possible synergies and tensions between economic growth and equity
  • how economic transition has reshaped cities

The premise of the course is that the core issue in transition involves institution-building and re-building in different contexts.

Kim, Annette. 11.946 Planning in Transition Economies for Growth and Equity, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-946-planning-in-transition-economies-for-growth-and-equity-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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