How Russia Became a Market Economy

How Russia Became a Market Economy

by Anders Aslund
     
 

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An important contribution to the understanding of the economic and political forces that shaped Russia's transformation to a market economy. Aslund's personal knowledge of the economists, politicians, and bureaucrats who played the leading roles is unsurpassed among Western scholars.

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An important contribution to the understanding of the economic and political forces that shaped Russia's transformation to a market economy. Aslund's personal knowledge of the economists, politicians, and bureaucrats who played the leading roles is unsurpassed among Western scholars.

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Aslund (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; economic advisor, Ukranian government) details Russia's transformation from a socialist economy to a market economy, covering the period from formation of the reform government in November 1991 to early 1995. He analyzes the original intentions of the government, its accomplishments, and why reforms fell short. He argues that the Russian transformation hasn't been quick enough. Includes a chronology and brief notes on key people, plus numerous tables. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815704263
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Integrating National Economies Series
Pages:
378

Meet the Author

Anders Aslund is a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics and former director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment. He is an internationally recognized specialist on Ukraine and postcommunist economic

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