- Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication (Book 493)
- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Hoover Institution Press; 1st Edition edition (July 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081792812X
- ISBN-13: 978-0817928124
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Behind the Facade of Stalin's Command Economy: Evidence from the Soviet State and Party Archives 1st Edition Edition
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About the Author
Paul R. Gregory, a Hoover Institution research fellow, holds an endowed professorship in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston, Texas, and is a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. The holder of a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, he is the author or coauthor of twelve books and many articles on economic history, the Soviet economy, transition economies, comparative economics, and economic demography including Lenin’s Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives (Hoover Institution Press, 2008), The Political Economy of Stalinism (2004), Before Command: The Russian Economy from Emancipation to Stalin (1994), Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy (1990, reissued 2006), and Russian National Income, 18851913 (1982, reissued 2005). He has edited Behind the Façade of Stalin's Command Economy (2001) and The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag (2003), both published by Hoover Institution Press and summarizing his research group's work on the Soviet state and party archives. His publications based on work in the Hoover Institution Archives have been awarded the Hewett Book Prize and the J.M. Montias Prize for the best article in the Journal of Comparative Economics. The research of his Hoover Soviet Archives Research Project team is summarized in part in "Allocation under Dictatorship: Research in Stalin's Archive" (coauthored with Hoover fellow Mark Harrison), published in the Journal of Economic Literature.
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I thought one of the more interesting chapters was Chapter 7 "Economic Crime and Pumishment." The Soviet Union totally lacked (and it's successor the Russian Federation mostly lacks today) a concept of the "rule of law." Concepts such as enforceable contracts, freedom of transactions among buyers and sellers, and freedom from private property confiscations simply didn't exist. In fact, economic transactions among willing buyers and sellers was illegal. The Soviets developed an incredible coercive bureaucracy to do what is done freely in western capitalist systems.