This book examines the failure of economic reform in Russia since 1991, when Boris Yeltsin proclaimed his commitment to economic stabilization, privatization, and price liberalization Optimism over Russia s market reforms vanished with the crash of August 1998, when the ruble lost over 70 percent of its value and banks defaulted on their debts and forward currency contracts Contrary to Yeltsin s reform promises, the Russian economy of the 1990s closely resembled a Soviet model than a market driven one The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia illuminates the general problems of establishing market economies in settings where the institutional system to support the market has not had decades to develop Suggesting that corruption may be associated with growth in the early stages of capitalism, Jerry F Hough argues that the disappointing results of Yeltsin s reform efforts were not the product of Russian culture or history, but the logical consequences of rational men responding to the incentive system created by economic reform....
|Title||:||The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia|
|Publisher||:||Brookings Institution Press April 1, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||318 pages|
|File Size||:||864 KB|
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The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia Reviews
The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia is a great book if you want increased knowledge on Russias transition to market economy including the financial crash in 1998. Hough manages to analyze the period from 1991-1998 from a institutional perspective with success. Even though there are many views on the variables that resulted in the financial crash in 1998 the institutional perspective stands out by not just pointing fingers at Jeltsin, capitalism or the shock-doctrine.
In this useful study, political scientist Jerry F. Hough observes that Boris Yeltsin set up an incentive system that made capital investment and capital repair virtually impossible. The incentives drove money into Swiss bank accounts not into industry or agriculture.