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Russia's Economic Transitions

Russia's Economic Transitions
From Late Tsarism to the New Millennium

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  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521816991

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  • This book is concerned with Russia's economic transition from a predominantly feudal economy to a capitalist economy; from an economy based on private ownership, to one based exclusively on state ownership, and finally, from the latter back to private ownership and market-directed relations. These transitions have generated much thought not only in economics, but in history, political science and sociology. Current research in economic transition is commanding great interest; as it reviews methods and outcomes of privatization, along with a variety of problems in economic growth, industrial organization, public economics, international finance and monetary economics.

    • Author is the senior active US-based economist writing on Russia; has done so for 50 years
    • Argument is surprisingly novel: Russia's 3 consecutive transitions have never been looked at in this systematic fashion
    • Exposition uses no math, is very rich historically, and covers a vast, up to date literature
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The author traces Russia's three major transformations between the early 1860s and 2000: the partial breakup of the feudal system under tsarism; the system of state ownership after 1917; and the basics of private ownership beginning in the early 1990s." Business Horizons

    "The book is a massive undertaking, covering almost two centuries. Spulber is attempting to look at the three major transitions of Russian economic history--the decision to `modernize' after the Crimean War, the Soviet industrialization drive and ensuing modernization of the Soviet Union, and the Russian transition after 1991. It is a monumental scholarly effort. No one else has tried such a project, so it will stand alone." Paul R. Gregory, University of Houston, Texas

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521816991
    • length: 446 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 95 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Tsarist Economic Transition
    Section 1. State Economy and Society:
    1. The socio-economic framework
    2. The transition issues
    3. The economic policies
    Section 2. Sectoral Growth and Change:
    4. The problems of agriculture
    5. The industrial changes
    6. Domestic and foreign trade
    Section 3. Social Accounting:
    7. Money and banking
    8. State finance
    9. Overall view
    Part II. The Soviet Economic Transition
    Section 1. State Economy and Society:
    10. The socio-economic framework
    11. The transition issues
    12. The economic policies
    Section 2. Sectoral Growth and Change:
    13. The problems of agriculture
    14. The industrial changes
    15. Domestic and foreign trade
    Section 3. Social Accounting:
    16. Money and banking
    17. State finance
    18. Overall view
    Part III. The Post Soviet Economic Transition
    Section 1. State Economy and Society:
    19. The socio-economic framework
    20. The transition issues
    21. The economic policies
    Section 2. Sectoral Growth and Change:
    22. The problems of agriculture
    23. The industrial changes
    24. Domestic and foreign trade
    Section 3. Social Accounting:
    25. Money and banking
    26. State finance
    27. Overall view

  • Author

    Nicolas Spulber, Indiana University

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