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The Kazakstani Economy deals with the last years of the planned economy in Kazakstan and goes on to explore the beginning of national sovereignty, the introduction of the new national currency and the first steps by the Kazakstani government on a course of reform. The author covers the most important elements of economic changes: privatization and industrial transformation. A view of the methods of reform in different sectors of the economy is also provided: the oil and gas industry, agrarian sector, banking ...
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The Kazakstani Economy deals with the last years of the planned economy in Kazakstan and goes on to explore the beginning of national sovereignty, the introduction of the new national currency and the first steps by the Kazakstani government on a course of reform. The author covers the most important elements of economic changes: privatization and industrial transformation. A view of the methods of reform in different sectors of the economy is also provided: the oil and gas industry, agrarian sector, banking system, foreign economic activity and military complex. The final analysis is upon the socio-economic implications of transition.
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An economic analysis of one of the newly independent states of the former USSR, covering the last years of the planned economy, the beginning of national sovereignty, new national currency, privatization and industrial reform, the oil and gas industry, the agricultural sector, the banking system, and foreign economic activity. Kalyuzhnova (economics, U. of Reading, UK) has a personal involvement in Kazakstan, having lived there for 20 years. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312212230
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.73 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Boxes and Figures
Preface
Pt. I The Last Years of the Planned Economy: Kazak Soviet Socialist Republic 1
1 The Kazak Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR 3
2 The Years of Perestroika in the Kazak Soviet Socialist Republic 14
Pt. II The New National Economy: the Learning Curve 27
3 The Beginning of Sovereignty and the End of the Rouble Zone 29
4 The Introduction of the National Currency and the New Course of Reform 47
Pt. III Privatisation and Structural Reforms in the Industrial Sector 67
5 Privatisation 69
6 Structural Transformation 92
Pt. IV Other Sectors of the Reform Process and Socio-Economic Implications 119
7 Breaking New Ground 121
8 Sectors in Transition 135
Conclusion 151
Notes 157
Bibliography 160
Index 164
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