Economic Convergence

(with John Bradley and Tea Petrin) “The Albanian Economy: Past
Performance and Future Potential”, prepared for the Directorate of
Economic Development, Municipality of Tirana, funded by the
Open Society Institute, February 2009, 84 pages.

With Tea Petrin, Minister of Economy of Slovenia from 2000-2004,
Best has been involved in a series of industrial development
projects in Slovenia over a twenty year period. These have
included the implementation of production restructuring programs
and the development of technology roadmap networks.

“Technology Networks and Science and Technology Based
Economic Development: A report on four technology network
initiatives in Slovenia”, report to the Ministry of Economy,
December 2003, 14 pages.

With John Bradley, Best has worked on a project for the Ministry of
Finance of Estonia to integrate business organization into macro
growth models used by recent entrants into the European Union for
structural funds applications.  

Project report: Analysis of Estonian Business Structure and
Competitiveness: Present Development and Future Development
Challenges. Prepared for the Estonian Ministry of Finance and
administered by The Economic and Social Research Institute,
Dublin, May 2006, 97 pages.

Working paper: “A Baltic Success Story? Estonian Manufacturing
in the EU Single Market” (with John Bradley). Feburary 2008: 24

Recent presentation: “Convergence: An Evolutionary Capabilities
Perspective with Lessons from Fast Growth Experiences”,
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University,
December 7, 2007.
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