Restructuring the Soviet Economy
Restructuring the Soviet Economy examines the Soviet leadership's most urgent question - how to revitalize the soviet economy. David Dyker argues that the current impasse can can only be understood in the context of the failure of 60 years of central planning. He analyses both the problems besetting the centrally planned system and those that have paralysed perestroika and assesses whether the most ambitious attempt ever to reform the Soviet economy will succeed.
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Abalkin administration agricultural allocation Andropov’s autarky Bank basic basis billion roubles bonus bonuses Boris Yeltsin Brezhnev period budget deficit capital cent of total centralized investment Chapter coefficients collective farm command principle construction cooperatives costs decentralized investment decree design organizations Dyker early effective elements enterprises factor farms finance five-year Gavriil Popov Gorbachev Gosbank Gosplan Gossnab Gosstroi gross output implemented important incentive increase industrial planning experiment inputs investment planning key success indicator khozraschet Khrushchev kolkhozy labour productivity lead-times Leonid Abalkin managers materials Micawber ministries Moscow norms operational organizational pattern payments perestroika plan fulfilment planners planning reform political priority principle problem profit programme projects radical ratchet principle regional relation restructuring sector Shchekino Siberia simply socialist Soviet economy Soviet government Soviet Union sovkhoz sovnarkhoz specific Stalin strategy Stroibank substantial success indicator supply uncertainty targets taut trade traditional trends wages fund workers