Gorbachev's struggle for economic reform

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Cornell University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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Gorbachev's struggle for economic reform: the Soviet reform process, 1985-88

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Aslund, first secretary for economic affairs at the Swedish embassy in Moscow from 1984 to 1987, examines the Soviet economy and Gorbachev's intense efforts to reform it. This book bears witness to ... Read full review


Origins of the economic reform
Alternative programmes for economic revitalisation

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About the author (1991)

Anders Aslund is a leading specialist on postcommunist economic transformation with more than 35 years of experience in the field. The author of eleven books, he has also worked as an economic advisor to the Russian, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz governments. Dr Aslund joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC as a senior fellow in 2006. Before that he was the Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He teaches at Georgetown University. He earned his PhD from Oxford University. He was born in Sweden and served as a Swedish diplomat.

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