Central Planning in the Soviet System

19 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2012

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Vladimir Mau

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Date Written: August 4, 2012

Abstract

It was always maintained by Soviet theorists that the distinguishing feature of the Soviet socialist or Communist economy would be centralized economic planning. This was their sine qua non and all discussions over the Soviet economic model revolved around two questions: what should be the nature of economic planning and how was an effective centrally planned economy to be constructed? These were two sides of the same problem but historically solutions were sought along different lines of enquiry.

Keywords: central planning, planned economy, new economic policy

JEL Classification: P41, P30, P31, P26, P21

Suggested Citation

Mau, Vladimir, Central Planning in the Soviet System (August 4, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2124041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2124041

Vladimir Mau (Contact Author)

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Gazetny pereulok, 3-5
Moscow, 125993
Russia

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration ( email )

Varnadskogo Avenue,82
Moscow, 119571
Russia

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