The Changing Soviet Priority Economy: Modeling the Conflict between Gold and the Sword,
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This Note is part of a larger study whose purpose is the development of new methods and models for analyzing the Soviet economy that are linked more closely than are existing models to certain key characteristics of the Soviet system. The analysis investigates Soviet decisionmaking during plan implementations using a prototype input-output model. It characterizes the conflict between the exogenous priority system that is specified by the leadership and the endogenous priority system that emerges from the structure of an interdependent economy. The analysis continues to be relevant as civilian activities are moved inside the Soviet defense industry, which is currently managed using a priority system.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Operations Research