CFDP 982

Stabilizing the Soviet Economy

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Publication Date: June 1991

Pages: 60

Abstract: 

The proposals in our policy memorandum on economic stabilization — a restrictive monetary policy and a fiscal policy that eliminates the government deficit — are shaped by our view that the Soviet Union today faces a mounting economic crisis. As we emphasized in our discussion in the policy memorandum, problems include issues of inefficient economic structures, distorted prices, large macroeconomic imbalances, divided government, and lack of popular support for steps to stabilize and restructure the economy.

Keywords: 

Government spending, budget deficit, Soviet Union

JEL Classification Codes:  E61, E63, P21, P27

See CFP: 802