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This group of essays examines the ongoing economic struggles experienced by former Soviet-bloc countries as they attempt to establish market-based economies.


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Download 4. Reconstructing the Soviet Planned Economy / Joseph S. Berliner (1.3 MB)

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The papers in this volume were presented during the twenty-seventh Annual Lecture-Seminar Series conducted by the Department of Economics at Western Michigan University during the 1990-91 school year.


The series is made possible through the generous financial support of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the College of Arts and Sciences of Western Michigan University


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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; International labor comparisons; Transition economies

From Socialism to Market Economy: The Transition Problem




Kern, William S., ed. 1992. From Socialism to Market Economy: The Transition Problem. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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