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New blog

I have renamed and moved my blog to this new site. This blog is discontinued.

Postwar economic growth under central planning

I am posting here a little graph I plotted using data from Maddison’s standardized data on historical economic growth. The graph compares average regional per capita GDP in what can be considered two poor to middle-income developing regions after World

Postwar economic growth under central planning

I am posting here a little graph I plotted using data from Maddison’s standardized data on historical economic growth. The graph compares average regional per capita GDP in what can be considered two poor to middle-income developing regions after World

Mass protests in Bosnia – it’s the economy, stupid!

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political establishment has been rocked by a popular uprising that has swept the country. The chain of events began on February 6th in the northeastern industrial city of Tuzla, when some 6,000 workers from five factories, Dita,

Mass protests in Bosnia – it’s the economy, stupid!

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political establishment has been rocked by a popular uprising that has swept the country. The chain of events began on February 6th in the northeastern industrial city of Tuzla, when some 6,000 workers from five factories, Dita,

How to write like a true Marxist-Leninist

Now here’s something completely different. I discovered a cool online textual analysis tool at voyeurtools.org. Just for fun, I ran through it a collection of online texts by Enver Hoxha, the late Marxist-Leninist dictator of Albania. Hoxha was a prolific writer.

How to write like a true Marxist-Leninist

Now here’s something completely different. I discovered a cool online textual analysis tool at voyeurtools.org. Just for fun, I ran through it a collection of online texts by Enver Hoxha, the late Marxist-Leninist dictator of Albania. Hoxha was a prolific writer.

Is China already part of the industrial core?

My occasional forays into economic theory have led me to the intriguing work of Adolph Löwe, in particular his 1976 book The Path of Economic Growth (Cambridge University Press). Being a sociologist, I have very little knowledge of how Löwe’s

Is China already part of the industrial core?

My occasional forays into economic theory have led me to the intriguing work of Adolph Löwe, in particular his 1976 book The Path of Economic Growth (Cambridge University Press). Being a sociologist, I have very little knowledge of how Löwe’s

Components of economic growth and rentier capitalism in Kosovo

[NOTE: Below is a Google translate version, edited and corrected by myself, of my original Albanian posting on the components of economic growth and rentier capitalism in Kosovo. It is not the best translation, and it is probably not the

Components of economic growth and rentier capitalism in Kosovo

[NOTE: Below is a Google translate version, edited and corrected by myself, of my original Albanian posting on the components of economic growth and rentier capitalism in Kosovo. It is not the best translation, and it is probably not the

Export profile of Balkan states and Turkey (visual)

Following up on my post on the Balkans and the international trade network, the image below is a graphical representation of the export profile of the Balkan states and Turkey (as a bonus!) in 2011, based on Eurostat data. If

Export profile of Balkan states and Turkey (visual)

Following up on my post on the Balkans and the international trade network, the image below is a graphical representation of the export profile of the Balkan states and Turkey (as a bonus!) in 2011, based on Eurostat data. If