Accession Number:

ADA093292

Title:

An Approach to the Comparative Analysis of the US and Soviet Economies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 78-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL ARLINGTON VA CENTER FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This report develops an approach to and identifies key issues in a comparative assessment of the ability of the US and USSR to recovery from a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear attack. Drawing on new approaches for the study of comparative economic systems now appearing in the literature, the analysis focuses on the decision-making functions that are required for economic activity to take place under any system. Salient features of the US and Soviet economies within the categories of the structural-functional method are discussed. Finally, major issues in comparative recovery analysis are identified and further steps in development of USUSSR net assessments of recovery potential are outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE