Author:
Marek DabrowskiHigher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Search for other papers by Marek Dabrowski in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

At the onset of the mass protests in 2010–2011, many politicians and experts suggested that Arab countries could learn from the experiences of the post-communist transition of the early 1990s. However, the geopolitical, historical, and socio-economic context of the Arab transition was different in many respects from that of the former Soviet bloc countries 20 years earlier. These differences became even more obvious five years later, in early 2016, when most Arab transition attempts ended either in a new wave of authoritarianism, or protracted bloody conflicts. Nonetheless, there are some common lessons to be learnt from the history of both transitions. They concern interrelations between the political and economic transition, the role of institutional checks and balances and the rule of law, the speed of reforms, the dangers of ethnic and sectarian conflicts, and the role of external support.

  • Abu-Ismail, K. (2016): Arab Development: Challenges and Elements for a New Vision. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of Economic Research Forum on “Towards a New Development Agenda for the Middle East”, Cairo, March 19–21, http://www.slideshare.net/erf_latest/arab-development-challenges-and-elements-for-a-new-vision

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Al Jazeera (2014): Tunisia Assembly Approves New Constitution. January 27, http://www.aljazeera. com/news/africa/2014/01/tunisia-assembly-approves-new-constitution-201412622480531861.html

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • AHDR (2003): Arab Human Development Report 2003: Building a Knowledge Society. United Nations Development Program/Regional Bureau for Arab States & Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/regionalreports/arabstates/Arab_States_2003_en.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Arbak, E. (2012): Measuring Returns to Education and Human Capital in the Southern Mediterranean. MEDPRO Technical Report, No.17/September, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20TR%20No%2017%20WP7%20Arbak.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Åslund, A. (2002): Building Capitalism. The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc. Cambridge University Press.

  • Balcerowicz, L. (1994): Understanding Post-Communist Transitions. Journal of Democracy, 5(4): 7589.

  • Barro, R. J.Lee, J. W. (2010): A New Data Set of Educational Attainment in the World, 1950–2010. NBER Working Paper, No. 15902, National Bureau of Economic Research.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Basora, A. (2011): Do the Post-Communist Transitions Offer Lessons for the Arab World? E-Notes. Foreign Policy Research Institute, August, http://www.fpri.org/enotes/2011/201108.basora. postcommunisttransition.html

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bergasse, E.Paczynski, W.Dabrowski, M.De Wulf, L. (2013): The Relationship between Energy and Socio-Economic Development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. MEDPRO Technical Report, No. 27, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20TR%20 No%2027%20WP4b%20Bergasse_2.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Clements, B. J.Coady, D.Fabrizio, S.Gupta, S.Alleyne, T. S. C.Sdralevich, C. A. (2013): Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications. International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Dabrowski, M. (2013): Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS: 20 years on. In: Turley, G.Hare, P. G. (eds): Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition. London: Routledge.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Dabrowski, M.De Wulf, L. (2013): Economic Development, Trade and Investment in the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean Region. CASE Network Reports, No. 111, http://www.caseresearch. eu/sites/default/files/publications/CNR_2013_111.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Devarajan, S. (2016): Managing the Transition to the Long Run. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of Economic Research Forum on “Towards a New Development Agenda for the Middle East”, Cairo, March 19–21, http://www.slideshare.net/erf_latest/managing-thetransition-to-the-long-run-in-mena?utm_source=slideshow&utm_medium=ssemail&utm_campaign=post_upload_view_cta

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • European Commission (2015): Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, European Commission – High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Brussels, November 18, JOIN(2015) 50 final, http://eeas.europa.eu/enp/documents/2015/151118_joint-communication_review-of-the-enp_en.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) (2015): Mapping the Yemen Conflict. European Council on Foreign Relations, http://ecfr.eu/page/-/Mapping_Yemen_%281%29.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • El Laithy, H. (2012): Inequality in the Southern Mediterranean: A Survey of Selected Countries. MEDPRO Technical Report, No. 23/December, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20TR%20No%2023%20WP7%20El%20Laithy.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • El Mahdi, A.El Khawaga, O.El Araby, A. (2013): Education and Social Protection Systems in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. MEDPRO Technical Report, No. 20, January, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20TR%20No%2020%20WP7%20 El%20Mahdi.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Fakir, I.Ghanem-Yazbeck, D. (2016): Running Low: Algeria’s Fiscal Challenges and Implications for Stability. Carnegie Middle East Center, February 11, http://carnegie-mec.org/2016/02/11/running-low-algeria-s-fiscal-challenges-and-implications-for-stability/itu8

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ghanem, H. (2016a): Lessons from the Arab Spring: Toward a New Development Agenda for the Middle East. Economic Research Forum, http://erf.org.eg/2016/03/16/lessons-from-the-arabspring-toward-a-new-development-agenda-for-the-middle-east/

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ghanem, H. (2016b): The Arab Spring Five Years Later. Economic Research Forum, Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference on “Towards a New Development Agenda for the Middle East”, Cairo, March 19–21, http://www.slideshare.net/erf_latest/the-arab-spring-five-years-later

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ghoneim, A. F.Péridy, N.Lopez Gonzalez, J. – Mendez Parra, M. (2012): Shallow vs. Deep Integration in the Southern Mediterranean: Scenarios for the Region up to 2030. MEDPRO Technical Report, No. 13/March, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20 TR%2013%20Ghoneim%20et%20al%20Shallow%20vs%20Deep%20Integration.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Hellman, J. (1998): Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform. World Politics, 50: 203234.

  • IMF (2013): Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia. Washington, D.C., October.

  • IMF (2015a): Republic of Belarus: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Belarus. IMF Country Report, No. 15/136, May 29, available at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr15136.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • IMF (2015b): Tunisia: 2015 Article IV Consultation, Sixth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Request for Rephasing-Press Release. Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia. IMF Country Report, No. 15/285, October 15, http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr15285.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Khan, M. (2016): Economic Fallout from the Arab Spring, Economic Research Forum, Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference on “Towards a New Development Agenda for the Middle East”, Cairo, March 19–21, http://www.slideshare.net/erf_latest/economic-fallout-from-the-arab

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Khouri, R. G. (2011): The Arab Awakening. The Nation, August 24, http://www.thenation.com/article/arab-awakening/

  • Krueger, A. O. (1993): Political Economy of Policy Reform in Developing Countries (The Ohlin Lectures). The MIT Press.

  • Lanquar, R. (2011): Tourism in the MED 11 Countries. CASE Network Reports, No. 98, July, http://www.case-research.eu/sites/default/files/publications/34467842_CNR_2011_98_0.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Lanquar, R. (2012): Tourism in the Mediterranean: Scenarios up to 2030. MEDPRO Report, No. 1/July 2011 – Revised and Updated July 2012, http://www.medpro-foresight.eu/system/files/MEDPRO%20TR%20No%201%20WP5%20Lanquar%20Update.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Lebovich, A. (2015): Deciphering Algeria: The Stirrings of Reform? Policy Brief, No. 152, European Council on Foreign Relations, December, http://ecfr.eu/page/-/Algeria_brief_web.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mallat, C.Mortimer, E. (2016): The Background to Civil Resistance in the Middle East. In: Roberts, A.Willis, M. J.McCarthy, R.Ash, T. G. (eds): Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring: Triumphs and Disasters. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Martinez, L.Entelis, J. (2000): The Algerian Civil War. New York: Columbia University Press.

  • Meyersson, E.Olofsgard, A.Roine, J. (2011): Transition All Over? Lessons from the Experience of the Post-Communist Countries for the Countries of the Arab Spring. PapersIEMed, European Institute of the Mediterranean & Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies, December, http://www.iemed.org/publicacions-en/historic-de-publicacions/papersiemed/10.-transitionall-over-lessons-from-the-experience-of-the-post-commuist-countries-for-the-countries-of-thearab-spring-en

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mikulova, K.Berti, B. (2013): Converts to Missionaries: Central and Eastern European Democracy Assistance in the Arab World. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, http://carnegieendowment.org/files/cee_arab_democracy.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mrak, M.Rojec, M. (2013): EU Accession as an Instrument for Speeding Up Transition. In: Turley, G.Hare, P. G. (eds): Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition. London: Routledge.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Rohac, D. (2012): Economic Transitions: Learning from Central Europe. Policy Review, No. 175, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/129101

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Slay, B. (2011): Arab Spring – 4 Lessons from the “North”. UNDP blog, September 22, http://europeandcis.undp.org/blog/2011/09/22/arab-spring-%E2%80%93-lessons-from-the-north/

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Wehrey, F. (2016): Why Libya’s Transition to Democracy Failed. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 17, http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/02/17/why-libya-s-transitionto-democracy-failed/iu4n

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Woodward, R.Safavi, M. (2012): Private Sector Development in the South and East Mediterranean Region. CASE Network Reports, No. 110, http://www.case-research.eu/sites/default/files/publications/CNR_2012_110_0.pdf

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • World Bank (2002): Transition. The First Ten Years. Analysis and Lessons for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Washington, D.C.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Collapse
  • Expand
Submit Your Manuscript
 
The author instruction is available in PDF.
Please, download the file from HERE.

 

The description of the refereeing procedure is available in PDF.
Please, download the file from HERE.

 

 

Senior editors

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mihályi, Péter

Editor(s): Ványai, Judit

Editorial Board

  • Ádám Török (Chairman) / University of Pannonia; Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Edina Berlinger / Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Finance
  • Beáta Farkas / Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Szeged
  • Péter Halmai / Budapest University of Technology and Economics; National University of Public Service
  • István Kónya / Institute of Economics Centre for Regional and Economic Studies, University of Pécs
  • János Köllő / Institute of Economics Centre for Regional and Economic Studies
  • István Magas / Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of World Economy; University of Physical Education, Department. of Sports and Decision Sciences
 

Advisory Board

  • Ǻslund, Anders, Institute of International Economics, Washington (USA)
  • Kolodko, Grzegorz, Kozminski University, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Mau, Vladimir, Academy of National Economy (Russia)
  • Messerlin, Patrick A, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (France)
  • Saul Estrin, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Wagener, Hans-Jürgen, Europa Universität Viadrina (Germany)

Corvinus University of Budapest
Department of Economics
Fővám tér 8 Budapest, H-1093, Hungary

Indexing and Abstracting Services:

  • CABELLS Journalytics
  • EconLit
  • Elsevier GEO Abstracts
  • GEOBASE
  • Index Copernicus
  • International Bibliographies IBZ and IBR
  • JEL
  • Referativnyi Zhurnal
  • RePEc
  • SCOPUS
  • Social Science Citation Index

 

2021  
Web of Science  
Total Cites
WoS
285
Journal Impact Factor 0,939
Rank by Impact Factor Economics 326/379
Impact Factor
without
Journal Self Cites
0,646
5 Year
Impact Factor
0,740
Journal Citation Indicator 0,34
Rank by Journal Citation Indicator Economics 389/570
Scimago  
Scimago
H-index
15
Scimago
Journal Rank
0,285
Scimago Quartile Score Economics and Econometrics (Q3)
Scopus  
Scopus
Cite Score
1,4
Scopus
CIte Score Rank
Economics and Econometrics 436/696 (Q3)
Scopus
SNIP
0,507

2020  
Total Cites 275
WoS
Journal
Impact Factor
0,875
Rank by Economics 325/377 (Q4)
Impact Factor  
Impact Factor 0,534
without
Journal Self Cites
5 Year 0,500
Impact Factor
Journal  0,38
Citation Indicator  
Rank by Journal  Economics 347/549 (Q3)
Citation Indicator   
Citable 37
Items
Total 37
Articles
Total 0
Reviews
Scimago 13
H-index
Scimago 0,292
Journal Rank
Scimago Economics and Econometrics Q3
Quartile Score  
Scopus 225/166=1,4
Scite Score  
Scopus Economics and Econometrics 392/661 (Q3)
Scite Score Rank  
Scopus 0,668
SNIP  
Days from  289
submission  
to acceptance  
Days from  447
acceptance  
to publication  

2019  
Total Cites
WoS
212
Impact Factor 0,914
Impact Factor
without
Journal Self Cites
0,728
5 Year
Impact Factor
0,650
Immediacy
Index
0,156
Citable
Items
45
Total
Articles
45
Total
Reviews
0
Cited
Half-Life
3,9
Citing
Half-Life
9,5
Eigenfactor
Score
0,00015
Article Influence
Score
0,052
% Articles
in
Citable Items
100,00
Normalized
Eigenfactor
0,01891
Average
IF
Percentile
28,437
Scimago
H-index
12
Scimago
Journal Rank
0,439
Scopus
Scite Score
214/165=1,3
Scopus
Scite Score Rank
Economics and Econometrics 355/637 (Q3)
Scopus
SNIP
0,989

 

Acta Oeconomica
Publication Model Hybrid
Submission Fee none
Article Processing Charge 900 EUR/article
Printed Color Illustrations 40 EUR (or 10 000 HUF) + VAT / piece
Regional discounts on country of the funding agency World Bank Lower-middle-income economies: 50%
World Bank Low-income economies: 100%
Further Discounts Editorial Board / Advisory Board members: 50%
Corresponding authors, affiliated to an EISZ member institution subscribing to the journal package of Akadémiai Kiadó: 100%
Subscription fee 2023 Online subsscription: 620 EUR / 750 USD
Print + online subscription: 724 EUR / 880 USD
Subscription Information Online subscribers are entitled access to all back issues published by Akadémiai Kiadó for each title for the duration of the subscription, as well as Online First content for the subscribed content.
Purchase per Title Individual articles are sold on the displayed price.

Acta Oeconomica
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1966
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
4
Founder Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
Founder's
Address
H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Széchenyi István tér 9.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0001-6373 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2659 (Online)

Monthly Content Usage

Abstract Views Full Text Views PDF Downloads
Aug 2022 1 0 0
Sep 2022 2 0 0
Oct 2022 4 0 0
Nov 2022 4 0 0
Dec 2022 4 0 0
Jan 2023 8 0 0
Feb 2023 2 0 0