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Russian Economic Reform / Edition 1

Russian Economic Reform / Edition 1

by James Leitzel
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ISBN-13: 9780415125109
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/24/1995
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

PREFACE: An Economic Excursion <%INTRODUCTION%> The Destination of Russian Economic Reform; The Theme; Implicit versus Explicit; Partial Reform; Pre-Reform Statistics; Statistics and Reform; Limits to Understanding; The Path Ahead CHAPTER 1: MARKETS AND PLANS Econ 101; Soviet

Econ 101; The Myth of the Plan; Sufficient Reforms?; More on the Path Ahead CHAPTER 2: RUSSIAN MARKET ACTIVITY Soviet-Era Market Behavior; Market Behavior During Reform; Spontaneous Privatization; More Private Activity; Costs of Doing Business; Conducting Business in Transitional

Inflation; Inflation Costs and Price Liberalization; Comparing Strategies to Combat Repressed Inflation; Causes of Inflation; Budget Deficits and Inflation During Transition; Credible Disinflation; Parking and Perestroika; Are Rubles Worthless? CHAPTER 4: EMPLOYMENT AND

UNEMPLOYMENT Introduction; The Labor Sector Under the Ancien Regime; From Implicit to Explicit Unemployment; Partial Reforms and Economic Distortions; Enterprise Debt; Lessons for Reform; Distribution Again Real Wages; Misleading Unemployment Statistics CHAPTER 5: PRIVATIZATION

Introduction; Privatization Guidelines; Pre-Reform Property Rights; The Reform Period; Official Russian Privatization; CHAPTER 6: MONOPOLY Introduction; Measuring Monopoly; Monopoly Rents, Pre- and Post- Reform; Monopoly and Privatization; Anti-Monopoly Policy; CHAPTER 7: INCOME AND

LIVING STANDARDS Crisis, Chaos, and Collapse; Measuring Living Standards; GNP and Living Standards in the Former Soviet Union; Central Planning and the Measurement of GNP; Russian Incomes During the Transition; Moscow and St Petersburg; Distribution Revisited; Percpetions of Decline;

Barter; The Socialist Vice; CHAPTER 8: FALSE HOPES Military Conversion; Ruble Convertibiity; Western Aid; Gradual Reform, Chinese Style; Conclusions; CONCLUSIONS BILBLIOGRAPHY ENDNOTES

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