Accession Number:

ADA169829

Title:

The Soviet Economic Dilemma of Eastern Europe.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

This report examines probable changes in Soviet economic policies toward Eastern Europe during the next decade. It studies the issue of Soviet economic subsidies to Eastern Europe and explores several hypotheses that could explain why they have been granted. Finally, it discusses the implications of increasing economic stringency in the Soviet Union for Soviet willingness to subsidize Eastern Europe, and the repercussions of a decline in subsidies for East European economies. The study concludes that the Soviet Union will continue to use an awkward, expensive system of trade within the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance to buttress its important strategic, ideological, bureaucratic, and political stakes in the region. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE