Allocation under dictatorship : research in Stalin’s archives
Gregory, Paul and Harrison, Mark. (2005) Allocation under dictatorship : research in Stalin’s archives. Journal of Economic Literature, Vol.43 (No.3). pp. 721-761. ISSN 0022-0515
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/002205105774431225
We survey recent research on the Soviet economy in the state, party, and military
archives of the Stalin era. The archives have provided rich new evidence on the economic
arrangements of a command system under a powerful dictator including
Stalin’s role in the making of the economic system and economic policy, Stalin’s accumulation
objectives and the constraints that limited his power to achieve them, the
limits to administrative allocation, the information flows and incentives that governed
the behavior of economic managers, the scope and significance of corruption and
market-oriented behavior, and the prospects for economic reform.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 20th century, Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Economic Literature|
|Publisher:||American Economic Association|
|Official Date:||September 2005|
|Page Range:||pp. 721-761|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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