Socialist Planning / Edition 2

Socialist Planning / Edition 2

by Michael Ellman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521358663

ISBN-13: 9780521358668

Pub. Date: 03/09/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

First published as a second edition in 1989, Socialist Planning presented a fully revised and updated edition of a book that had established itself as the standard introductory text on the economics of socialist planning. It was intended to provide the reader with a grasp of the theoretical ideas and empirical knowledge that explain the historical experience of

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First published as a second edition in 1989, Socialist Planning presented a fully revised and updated edition of a book that had established itself as the standard introductory text on the economics of socialist planning. It was intended to provide the reader with a grasp of the theoretical ideas and empirical knowledge that explain the historical experience of socialist planning, problems in the state socialist countries of the late eighties, and the comparative efficiency of socialist planning and market capitalism. While the structure of the second edition remained basically unchanged each chapter incorporated empirical evidence of the changes that took place since the mid-seventies, along with the ideological developments related to these changes. The book will remain valuable, primarily for its historical interest, but also for its combination of theory and practice, the analytical perspective and careful selection of material, and in the attention paid to analyses by politicians and economists from the socialist countries themselves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521358668
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/09/1989
Series:
Modern Cambridge Economics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface to second edition; Glossary; Important dates; 1. The need for planning; 2. The traditional model; 3. The reform process; 4. Planning agriculture; 5. Investment planning; 6. Planning the labour force; 7. Planning incomes; 8. Planning consumption; 9. Planning international trade; 10. Results of socialist planning; Bibliography; Index.

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