The Russian Economy: From Lenin to Putin

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Wiley, Feb 12, 2007 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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The epic tale of the Soviet Union's quest to construct a socialist economy was, until recently, the principal motif of textbooks on the Russian economy. Rosefielde's new text offers a more sober recounting of the Bolshevik saga, stripped bare of socialist romanticism, focused equally on the micro- and macoeconomics of administrative command planning, and Russia's post-Communist market system. Understanding the Soviet economic system and the causes of its failure are central to any student's study of Russia's struggle towards a market economy and its prospects for the future.


  • New textbook, offering a more sober recounting of the Bolshevik saga, stripped bare of socialist romanticism.
  • Focuses equally on the micro- and macroeconomics of administrative command planning, and Russia's post-communist market system.
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    About the author (2007)

    Steven Rosefielde is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He is the author of Comparative Economic Systems: Culture, Wealth, and Power in the 21st Century (Blackwell, 2002).

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