Die Wende in Mitteleuropa aus Sicht wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Schulen
The contribution inquires into the ability of different schools of economic thought to explain the decline, the transition and the later rise of the reform countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It shows that none of these disciplines, be they old or new institution economics or be they functionalist or structural schools, can provide a satisfactory complete explanation for decline and reconstruction. A consistent explanation rests on a transaction-cost approach extended to information economics. It sees false adaptations of institutions in the technological sense and with respect to incentive structures as main problems.