After the Wall Fell: The Poor Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

@article{Milanovic2015AfterTW,
  title={After the Wall Fell: The Poor Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism},
  author={B. Milanovic},
  journal={Challenge},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={135 - 138}
}
Many Western economists were rapturous about the prospects for Eastern Europe’s transition to rapid growth and solid democracy once the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The march to capitalism was to be paved with gold. Most of the nations did poorly. Here is the disappointing scorecard. 
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