Government Distributional Concerns and Economic Policy During the Transition from Socialism

CEPR Working Paper No. 1662

Posted: 1 Sep 1998

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Roger H. Gordon

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics; Harvard University - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David D. Li

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics

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Date Written: 1997

Abstract

Before the transition governments had strong distributional objectives, which they pursued mainly by direct controls over state enterprise wage rates and hiring decisions, yielding a highly compressed wage distribution. During the reform they maintained similar controls over state enterprises but had to take into account competition from the new non-state sector that was mostly free from these controls.

JEL Classification: H10, H20, H30, O52, P50

Suggested Citation

Gordon, Roger H. and Li, David Daokui, Government Distributional Concerns and Economic Policy During the Transition from Socialism (1997). CEPR Working Paper No. 1662. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=109753

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