Planned Economies: Confronting the Challenges of the 1980s

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This 1989 collection of ten essays, originally published in 1989, by leading scholars of the time from five countries brings together some of the most important economic contributions to the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies. First published at a time when the eastern bloc in general was confronting major economic problems, the essays in this volume combine both topicality and detailed scholarly analysis, addressing such significant topics as energy conservation, regional development and technological innovation. Although written primarily from an economic standpoint, both the approach and language used should be accessible to scholars in the related fields of politics and development studies, for whom the questions raised in this volume are likewise of great importance.
 

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Contents

The Soviet investment process and capitallabor substitution
13
Selffinancing in Soviet industry
28
Information computers and Soviet economic management
44
Structural changes in the natural resource sector
59
Energy imports and conservation in the GDR measures results and problems
61
The Soviet petroleum refining industry need for restructuring
78
The implications of Soviet natural resources in the world economy retrospective and prospect
94
Problems of national and international integration
113
Interregional economic integration the Yugoslav case
115
Eastern Europes trade problems between the USSR and the West
133
More joint enterprises within the CMEA
171
Index
190
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Page ii - International Committee for Soviet and East European Studies and American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies General Editor RC Elwood Carleton University Editorial Committee Members Oskar Anweiler, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum Christopher Barnes, St. Andrews University Thomas J. Blakeley, Boston College Deming Brown, University of Michigan Marianna Tax Choldin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign J. Douglas Clayton, University of Ottawa NF Dreisziger, Royal Military College of Canada...
Page ii - Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden John P. Hardt, Library of Congress Roger E. Kanet, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mark N. Katz, Kennan Institute Stanislav J. Kirschbaum, York University David Lane, University of Birmingham Carl H. McMillan, Carleton University Arnold McMillin, University of London Richard Peace, Bristol University Peter J. Potichnyj, McMaster University Tom MS Priestly, University of Alberta Don Karl Rowney, Bowling Green State University Fred Singleton, University of Bradford...