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The Soviet Economy (Routledge Revivals)

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First published in 1961, The Soviet Economy is a well informed work which seeks to acquaint students with the structure and problems of the economy of the USSR. In a balanced and perceptive analysis, Alexander Nove describes the organisation of economic life and of the planning system, analysing the practical and theoretical problems within the institutional structure of ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Routledge
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Aug 09, 2014 ShiraHE rated it it was ok
Various authors have asserted that the Soviet economy grew at an astonishing rate, despite the Cold War, finally succumbing to the pressures of the arms race. I am not so sure...

Earlier edition: (The Minerva Series No.6 1961 pub: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. London Brian Chapman, General Ed.)

--planning was a beauraucratic nightmare!

--says (p. 190) "western prices of capital-intensive goods are relatively much more affected by the burden of interest on capital..."
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Shelves: economics, russia
Outstanding analysis of how a planned economy operates.
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After service in the British Army during the second world war Nove worked as a civil servant mainly at the Board of Trade before teaching Economics ultimately becoming Professor of Economics at Glasgow University.
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