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Productivity, slack and time theft in the Soviet economy

Paul R. Gregory

Productivity, slack and time theft in the Soviet economy

evidence from the Soviet Interview Project

by Paul R. Gregory

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Published by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Industrial productivity -- Soviet Union,
  • Labor productivity -- Soviet Union

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul R. Gregory.
    SeriesWorking paper / Soviet Interview Project -- # 15, Working paper (Soviet Interview Project) -- # 15
    ContributionsSoviet Interview Project.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC340I52 G74 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20799920M

    I've only read excerpts from the book, but The Turning Point: Revitalizing The Soviet Economy is written by two Soviet economists. The book should give an insight into how the Soviet economy worked, as well as some of the problems it faced (such as full employment . The Soviet economy “grew at an average annual rate of percent from through ,” says the report, noting that “during the same period, U.S. GNP increased by % per year.” What has happened, says the CIA, is that the rate of growth of the Soviet economy has slowed down to roughly two percent in the past three years.

      The Soviet economic system came to an end with the collapse of the USSR and the disappearance of communist rule in the final days of In the author's view, economic collapse was not the cause of the end of the communist order, although without doubt the economic system was in very serious crisis at the time. Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan had begun the most expensive military buildup in peacetime history, costing more than $2 trillion. Under pressure from U.S. military spending, Gorbachev realized that the Soviet economy could not afford the costly arms race. Arms control became one .

    Judged by the criteria of productivity and welfare, the Soviet economy was not a success. It began and ended at about the world average. However, a large population, rich natural resources, and permanent war mobilization allowed the Soviet Union to “punch above its economic weight” militarily and politically for half a century.   The Promise Of Eternal Youth: A request by traveller76 for a post-story take on the book (which should explain quite a few things), Not With A Bang. In a British scientific project affiliated with the NHS discovers a formula that can regenerate and rejuvenate tissue.


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Productivity, slack and time theft in the Soviet economy by Paul R. Gregory Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Brezhnev era was somehow both a time of modernisation, stability and accomplishment and a time of decay, stagnation and corruption. The totalitarian model interpreted the Bolshevik revolution as a power grab by revolutionary extremists whose ultimate goal was total control over by: 1.

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of illinois urbana, il 9. The results were striking—for a time. Official Soviet data exaggerated the economy’s performance, but work by CIA analysts and other economists points to.

Labor Culture: Labor Morality under Socialism. Vladimir Magun. Soviet leaders had always taken a keen interest in workers' behavior and labor motives and sought to keep labor morality under strict state control.A complex network of values and regulations was developed for this purpose after the October Revolution of An Economic History of the USSR: Productivity, Slack, and Time Theft in the Soviet Economy,’ ().

Schooling, Experience, and Earnings’, (). Soviet Household Saving Behaviour.’. Soviet Household Saving: A Cross Section Study of Soviet Emigrant Families’,Author: Kenneth Smith. Russia’s Soviet era was distinguished not by economic growth or human development, but by the use of the economy to build national power.

On the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution ofthis column shows that while the education of women and better survival rates of children improved opportunities for many citizens, Soviet Russia was a tough and unequal environment in.

increased survival of children. The Soviet economy was designed for the age of mass production and mass armies. That age has gone, but the idea of the Soviet economy lives on, fed by nostalgia and nationalism.

Keywords: command economy, communism, economic growth, incentives, power, security, Soviet Union, war economy JEL Codes: H1, N44, P When Time early this year named Gorbachev "Man of the Decade," it was no more than a dramatic reflection of popular American sentiment.

In a recent Harris survey Americans gave the Soviet leader a. We asked Harvard Business School experts how the COVID pandemic is likely to change business practice. Pundits point to the awesome growth of East Asia's economies and fret that the West cannot compete.

But there is nothing miraculous about the successes of Asia's "tigers." Their rise was fueled by mobilizing resources - increasing inputs of machinery, infrastructure, and education - just like that of the now-derided Soviet economy.

Indeed, Singapore's boom is the virtual economic twin of. From Figure we also see that inwhen the Soviet Union’s first five-year economic plan was introduced, GDP per capita was one-tenth of the level in Argentina, similar to Brazil, and considerably higher than in South Korea.

Central planning in the Soviet Union produced steady but unspectacular growth for nearly 50 years. Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern economy – holding down a job, paying the.

Sources: The series from to are from Mark Harrison, ‘Trends in Soviet Labour Productivity, War, Post-war Recovery, and Slowdown’, European Review of Economic HistoryTo get a long view we must chain two sets of primary data, one for to based on the constant ‘adjusted’ factor costs of   Furthermore, Soviet economists contend that, without greater slack in the economic system, that is, without more spare industrial capacity than the Russians have, it's.

The second strand is a more efficient administrative state, whose rules apply uniformly across the economy. Even as Mr Xi has used party-imposed law to. This book is the result of an investigation carried out while I was a Fellow of the Social Science Research Council in the Soviet Union in The statistics used are, needless to say, from Soviet sources.

The economy of the Soviet Union was based on state ownership of the means of production, collective farming, and industrial highly centralized Soviet-type economic planning was managed by the administrative-command Soviet economy was characterized by state control of investment, a dependence on natural resources, shortages, public ownership of industrial.

The Soviet Union took the biggest hit with 20 million killed. Six million German soldiers directly killed 11 million soldiers and 7 million civilians. Almost million Soviet prisoners of war died in German slave labor camps. German soldiers were ordered to shoot all Jews, communist leaders, and Soviet civilians and take their grain.

This study, therefore, documents that great Soviet famine of was a complex economic event first of all, rooted in environmental conditions as well as in Soviet policies.

Given this, however, and given the enormous amount of work that went into this study, like all of Davies’ previous work, nonetheless the authors make a number of. After all, the collapse of the Soviet Union induced many Soviet mathematicians to move to some countries but not to others, creating competitive pressures in some job markets but not in others.

At the same time, the market for journal space has some segments that are country-specific and other segments that cross over geographic boundaries. Agriculture in the Soviet Union was mostly collectivized, with some limited cultivation of private is often viewed as one of the more inefficient sectors of the economy of the Soviet Union.A number of food taxes (prodrazverstka, prodnalog, and others) were introduced in the early Soviet period despite the Decree on Land that immediately followed the October Revolution.Workplace Crime: Productivity Issues A Look at Productivity over Time.

Most prevalent among workplace productivity issues appear to be such things as fussing and theft of time and services. In fact, Michael Kanell states that "growth in the amount Americans produced each working hour last quarter fell to zero". So what has happened in the.The Soviet economy is rapidly driving to maturity.

The older technology of coal-steel-railroads which was especially well adapted to extensive development of unused natural resources is beginning to give way to more modern techniques which emphasize intensive development based on increased productivity.