Reform and transformation in Eastern Europe [electronic resource] : Soviet-type economics on the threshold of change /
edited by János Mátyás Kovács and Márton Tardos.
London ; New York : Routledge in association with the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 1992.
xix, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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London ; New York : Routledge in association with the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 1992.
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Main Description
Can the economies of Eastern Europe make the transition from planning to the market? The failure of communism in Eastern Europe has left a legacy of opportunity and challenge. Earlier attempts at "market socialism" by reform-minded economists presented no real threat to the Soviet-type system, and it is now clear that a more radical solution is required. InReform and Transformation in Eastern Europe, some of the most distinguished economists and policy-makers in Europe examine the possibility of an "economics of transformation." This group, which includes eminent scholars from both Eastern and Western Europe, demonstrates the rediscovery of economic liberalism in Eastern Europe and provides a fresh look at economics in this area. "Reform economics" is treated as a legitimate scientific problem in the history of economic thought rather than an obscure ideological effect of practical reform. Timely and comprehensive, this book offers distinctive insight into one of the majorissues facing the new governments of Eastern Europe.
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Can the economics of Eastern Europe make the dramatic transition from centrally-planned to market-led economics? This book tries to understand the intellectual background behind this change and the problems of managing it.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. ix
Crossing the Thresholdp. xi
Reform Economics and Economic Theory and the West- Missed Opportunitiesp. 1
Introduction To Part Ip. 3
The 'socialist Calculation Debate' and Reform Discussions in Socialist Countriesp. 5
The Reform of Soviet Socialism as a Search for Systemic Rationalityp. 19
An Organizational Theory of the Socialist Economyp. 40
Bibliographyp. 60
Reform Economics and Western Economic Theoryp. 62
Some Institutional Failures of Socialist Market Economies- A Dynamic Market and Institutional Theory Approachp. 80
Bibliographyp. 90
On Firms, Hierarchies and Economic Reformsp. 91
Bibliographyp. 102
Soviet Reforms and Western Neo-Classical Economicsp. 103
Reform Economics and Economic Theory and the East-separation from Stalinism Incompletep. 121
Introduction To Part IIp. 123
Economic Reform in a Bargaining Economyp. 125
From Revisionism to Pragmatismp. 136
Soviet Economic Reform in Historical Perspectivep. 143
Reform Economics and Bureaucracyp. 164
Bibliographyp. 176
Reformability of the 'Objective Economic Laws' of Socialismp. 177
Between Reform and Transformation- À la Recherchep. 193
Introduction To Part IIIp. 195
The Theoretical and Psychological Obstacles to Market-Oriented Reform in Chinap. 197
The Scope of Economic Reforms in Socialist Countriesp. 211
The Political Conditions of Economic Reform in Socialismp. 225
Opposition against Market-Type Reforms in Centrally-Planned Economiesp. 247
Macroeconomic Policy for the Transitional Reforms in the Centrally-Planned Economiesp. 263
Notesp. 280
The Property Rights in Hungaryp. 283
Notesp. 295
Compassionate Doubts about Reform Economics (Economic Science, Ideology, Politics)p. 299
Indexp. 335
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