A Bureaucrat’s Dilemma: Skirmish on the Front Lines of Romanian Agricultural Reform Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

A Bureaucrat's Dilemma: Skirmish on the Front Lines of Romanian Agricultural Reform Case Solution

When thereform minded economist joins the Ministry of Agriculture of Romania, she anticipates to help transfer her country toward market-based changes that can raise the production of food by reducing tariffs and subsidies. Instead, General Secretary Cristina Esanu, once with the World Bank, immediately faces a dilemma. The conditions of the release of a fresh round of World Bank support to Romania make new support contingent on Romania's "progress" toward lower tariffs, usually considered to be shielding inefficient companies from external competition. Esanu immediately identifiesthat additional tariff reductions are made by strong political interests, in particular, quite hard to reach. Thiscase raises questions about whether she should, and a public official can, practical political factors and compromise principles.

This is just an excerpt. This case is about FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

PUBLICATION DATE: May 01, 1999

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