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What Has Made Economic Reform in Russia So Difficult?

Marshall I. Goldman (Author, Harvard University)

Overview | Inside the Book

A lucid analysis of Russia's titanic struggle to change from a centrally planned economy to a market economy.

Combining trenchant commentary with first-person reporting, Marshall I. Goldman provides the clearest picture yet of how Boris Yeltsin took on the task of reforming the Russian economy and what happened along the way. Goldman has added a new chapter for the paperback edition on recent developments.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31485-4
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[Goldman] draw[s] on his vast knowledge to provide some insights into why reform is so difficult in the Russian context and why some of the efforts of recent years have gone awry. ” — Barry Bosworth, New York Times Book Review

“A lively and highly readable account.” — Foreign Affairs

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