An abnormal country

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Title: An abnormal country
Author: Rosefielde, Steven
Organization: Bank of Finland
Department / Unit: Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)
Series: BOFIT Discussion Papers
Series number: 15/2004
Year of publication: 2004
Publication date: 10.10.2004
Published in: Published in The European Journal of Comparative Economics vol. 2, no 1 (2005), pp. 3-16
Pages: 21 s.
Keywords: Venäjä; talousuudistus; hyvinvointi; Bofit-kokoelma
JEL: P30; P40; P51; P52
Abstract: Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman recently rendered a summary verdict on the post-Soviet Russian transition experience finding that the Federation had become a normal country with the west's assistance, and predicting that it would liberalize and develop further like other successful nations of its type.This essay demonstrates that they are mistaken.It shows factually, and on the norms elaborated by Pareto, Arrow and Bergson that Russia is an abnormal political economy unlikely to democratize, westernize or embrace free enterprise any time soon. JEL classification: P30, P40, P51, P52 Keywords: Russia, transition, welfare
Note: Ilmestynyt myös: European Journal of Comparative Economics 2 ; 1 (2005).
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