Vegetative adaptation, oil prices and the current economic situation in Russia

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Abstract

The experience of the countries of the former Soviet bloc has shown that the transition from centralised planning to a market economy is a difficult and time-consuming process. It includes a gradual introduction of elements of the market mechanism while vestiges of the old economic system continue to function. The economy of the transitional period thus has properties of both systems, and no individual theory can fully explain the results of such a mixed situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRussia after Yeltsin
EditorsVladimir Tikhomirov
Place of PublicationAldershot UK
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Chapter8
Pages145-165
Number of pages21
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315203027
ISBN (Print)0754617319, 9781138703681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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