Всего публикаций в данном разделе: 4
Whiting S.H. Power and wealth in rural China: The political economy of institutional change / S.H. Whiting. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 348 p. (Cambridge modern China series). [книга]
Опубликовано на портале: 27-10-2003
This book focuses on China's rural industries, offering an innovative, theoretical framework to explain insitutional change. Susan Whiting explores the complex interactions of individuals, institutions, and the broader political economy to examine variation and change in property rights and extractive institutions in China's rural industrial sector. Whiting explains why public ownership predominated during the early years of reform and why privatization is now taking place. This book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of Chinese economic development, but also of comparative politics and political economy more generally.
Privatizing Russia [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 05-11-2008Andrei Shleifer, Robert W. Vishny, Maksim Boycko
Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1995, 175 с.
Privatizing Russia offers an inside look at one of the most remarkable reforms in recent history. Having started on the back burner of Russian politics in the fall of 1991, mass privatization was completed on July 1, 1994, with two thirds of the Russian industry privately owned, a rapidly rising stock market, and 40 million Russians owning company shares. The authors, all key participants in the reform effort, describe the events and the ideas driving privatization. They argue that successful reformers must recognize privatization as a process of depoliticizing firms in the face of massive opposition: making the firm responsive to market rather than political influences. The authors first review the economic theory of property rights, identifying the political influence on firms as the fundamental failure of property rights under socialism. They detail the process of coalition building and compromise that ultmately shaped privatization. The main elements of the Russian program —corporatization, voucher use, and voucher auctions—are described, as is the responsiveness of privatized firms to outside investors. Finally, the market values of privatized assets are assessed for indications of how much progress the country has made toward reforming its economy. In many respects, privatization has been a great success. Market concepts of property ownership and corporate management are shaking up Russian firms at a breathtaking pace, creating powerful economic and political stimuli for continuation of market reforms. At the same time, the authors caution, the political landscape remains treacherous as old-line politicians reluctantly cede their property rights and authority over firms
Barzel Y. Productivity change, public goods and transaction costs: Essays at the boundaries of microeconomics / Y. Barzel. Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1995. 473 p. (Economists of the twentieth century). [книга]
Опубликовано на портале: 14-10-2003
This collection of Barzel's articles and papers from the 1960s through the 1990s reveals how the economist's research in microeconomics has evolved, and features his work on production functions and productivity, optimal timing, economic analysis of slavery, and the rise and fall of Jewish lending in the Middle Ages. The collection includes an autobiographical sketch in which Barzel details his education, the development of his ideas, and his influences.
Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003Allan Schmid
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1987, 322 с.
Little can happen in economic life that does not have distributional impact. Whose interests then count in the economy and in politics? This book addresses that question and explores the determining factors and forces. The author is interested in here in what governs institutional and systemic performance and how we may, objectively and nonpresumptively, analyze and understand the variables governing performance. The underlying motivation is twofold: first, to enable readers to better know what is going on in the economy and the polity; and second, to enable us to better choose and effectuate meaningful and consequential institutional changes. The focus is on human interdependence and how alternative property rights affect its outcome.