Adam Smith Goes to Moscow: A Dialogue on Radical Reform

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Adam Smith Goes to Moscow is a captivating dialogue between the head of a hypothetical, formerly socialist East European country and a fervently market-minded American adviser. Their spirited give-and-take highlights the monumental political as well as economic complexities currently faced by the former Soviet bloc countries as they struggle to transform themselves into free market economies.

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Overview

Adam Smith Goes to Moscow is a captivating dialogue between the head of a hypothetical, formerly socialist East European country and a fervently market-minded American adviser. Their spirited give-and-take highlights the monumental political as well as economic complexities currently faced by the former Soviet bloc countries as they struggle to transform themselves into free market economies.

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Editorial Reviews

Toronto Globe & Mail
. . . offers a lively and thoughtful reconsideration of the Big Bang approach to economic repair. . . . provides an imaginatively conceived introduction to the critical intellectual debates around how to fix the Russian economy. . . .
Toronto Globe and Mail

. . . offers a lively and thoughtful reconsideration of the Big Bang approach to economic repair. . . . provides an imaginatively conceived introduction to the critical intellectual debates around how to fix the Russian economy. . . .
Journal of Economic Issues - William S. Brown
It is refreshing to read a piece of scholarship based on such careful research on both sides of a vital issue. . . . This is important scholarship only thinly disguised as fiction. It deserves a wide audience.
Time Magazines Higher Education Supplement
This is a gem of a book. . . . the complex issues of the economic transformation to the market in Eastern Europe are ingeniously explored. . . . The flow of the dialogue is concise, fast, and intellectually robust. . . . a brilliant and fascinating read.
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"This is a gem of a book. . . . the complex issues of the economic transformation to the market in Eastern Europe are ingeniously explored. . . . The flow of the dialogue is concise, fast, and intellectually robust. . . . a brilliant and fascinating read."Times Higher Education Supplement

". . . offers a lively and thoughtful reconsideration of the Big Bang approach to economic repair. . . . provides an imaginatively conceived introduction to the critical intellectual debates around how to fix the Russian economy. . . ."Toronto Globe and Mail

"It is refreshing to read a piece of scholarship based on such careful research on both sides of a vital issue. . . . This is important scholarship only thinly disguised as fiction. It deserves a wide audience."—William S. Brown, Journal of Economic Issues

Times Higher Education Supplement
This is a gem of a book. . . . the complex issues of the economic transformation to the market in Eastern Europe are ingeniously explored. . . . The flow of the dialogue is concise, fast, and intellectually robust. . . . a brilliant and fascinating read.
Journal of Economic Issues
It is refreshing to read a piece of scholarship based on such careful research on both sides of a vital issue. . . . This is important scholarship only thinly disguised as fiction. It deserves a wide audience.
— William S. Brown
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691000534
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 7/5/1994
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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