Economic reform in the Soviet Union
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Economic reform in the Soviet Union pas de deux between disintegration and macroeconomic destabilization by Daniel Gros

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Published by International Finance Section, Dept. of Economics, Princeton University in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union


  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1986-1991,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1985-1991

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-73).

StatementDaniel Gros and Alfred Steinherr.
SeriesPrinceton studies in international finance,, no. 71
ContributionsSteinherr, Alfred.
LC ClassificationsHC336.26 .G79 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1560067M
ISBN 100881652431
LC Control Number91041160

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Economic reform in the Soviet Union. London, Political & Economic Planning, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ellman; Political and Economic Planning (Think tank).   In my previous post, I listed the first five of my twenty-five recommended books on the Soviet list focused specifically on the Russian Revolution. Today, my selections explore the Soviet economy. The Soviet Economy. The classic account of Soviet economic history is found in Alec Nove’s An Economic History of the USSR (originally published in ). This book provides a succinct account of what may happen to the energy sector in the former Soviet Union in the medium- to long-run under alternative scenarios for macroeconomic reform. The analyses reveal the serious damage of the oil resource base caused by the reckless exploitation practices of /5(). Summary. This chapter examines adjustment, stabilization, and liberalization in the economies of transition since the late s and early s, especially China, Russia, and other states in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. They are of interest to any treatise on developing countries because virtually all (except high-income Slovenia and Hong Kong) are middle-income economies.

The Soviet economic reform, sometimes called the Kosygin reform (Russian: Косыгинская реформа) or Liberman reform, were a set of planned changes in the economy of the USSR. A centerpiece of these changes was the introduction of profitability and sales as the two key indicators of enterprise success. Some of an enterprise's profits would go to three funds, used to reward workers . The crisis in the Soviet economy is now apparent to both Soviet and Western observers. The causes and manifestations of this crisis have been cogently described elsewhere. The response of the Soviet ruling class to the deteriorating economy and growing societal alienation was the program of reforms known as perestroika, which was initiated in. Although Gaidar's book does not delve into the reason for the decline in petroleum prices in the late 's there is evidence that this occurred because of a conspiracy between the American Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) the leaders of Saudi Arabia to punish the Soviet Union for . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Katz, Abraham, Politics of economic reform in the Soviet Union. New York, Praeger [] (OCoLC)

  The result is a puzzle: across most of Europe there was a clear association between post-war prosperity and economic and social reforms, but not in the Soviet Union. A closer look at Soviet post-war institutions in the late s suggests that if anything they were more centralized, militarized, secretive, and punitive than in the late s. About this book Introduction The author discusses the traditional system of management of the economy as it existed in the early s in the USSR and goes on to deal with the reforms of the s and of the s, country by country. Minxin Pei identifies the rapid mobilization of previously excluded social groups during the reform phase as the most powerful explanation for the revolutionary outcome of initially limited political and economic reforms in the Soviet Union and s: 1. The New Economic Policy (NEP) (Russian: но́вая экономи́ческая поли́тика (НЭП), tr. nóvaya ekonomícheskaya polítika) was an economic policy of the Soviet Union proposed by Vladimir Lenin in as a temporary expedient. Lenin characterized the NEP in as an economic system that would include "a free market and capitalism, both subject to state control," while socialized state enterprises .