Economic Development in Kazakhstan (Central Asia Research Forum Series

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Economic Development in Kazakhstan traces the role of large enterprises in the economy of Kazakhstan, their development through 70 years of socialism and their privatization since 1991 when Kazakhstan became independent. The book gives hitherto hidden insights into policies which aim at transforming the economy and individuals who now control parts of the economy and their political involvements, especially with the opposition party (Democratic Choice). This book will be of interest to professionals and business people connected to the region as well as scholars and students alike.

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Anne E. Peck is the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies Emerita at Stanford University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the International Studies and Stanford University and a visiting Professor at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, University of Reading, UK.

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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Foreign investment and industrial development prior to 1920 10
3 Restoration and reconstruction of Kazakhstan's large enterprises in the new Soviet state, 1920-40 27
4 The war and postwar development of the industrial economy, 1940-90 43
5 Challenges of the economic collapse after independence in 1991 60
6 Privatization, foreign investment, and consolidation in the principal enterprises of the nonferrous metals sector 73
7 Privatization, foreign investment, and consolidation in the principal enterprises of the ferrous metals sector 104
8 Foreign investment in gold mining and exploration enterprises 127
9 Privatization and foreign investment in the principal oil enterprises and in the refineries 144
10 Privatization, foreign investment, and consolidation in Kazakhstan's coal, natural gas, and uranium enterprises 183
11 Privatization, foreign investment, and consolidation in the electric power and telecommunications sectors 207
12 Summary and conclusions 235
Notes 247
Bibliography 259
Index 274
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