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Grossman, Gregory

Works: 95 works in 294 publications in 9 languages and 3,902 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: HD82, 330.1
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Most widely held works by Gregory Grossman
Economic systems by Gregory Grossman( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in 8 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een hoogleraar geeft een uiteenzetting over de huidige economische systemen in Oost en West en een visie op toekomstige ontwikkelingen
Money and plan; financial aspects of East European economic reforms by Gregory Grossman( Book )

18 editions published in 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value and plan; economic calculation and organization in Eastern Europe by Gregory Grossman( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in socialism and planning in honor of Carl Landauer by Gregory Grossman( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postcommunist economic transformation : essays in honor of Gregory Grossman( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ongoing effort to transform the centrally planned economies of the postcommunist east into market economies has dashed early hopes that it would be possible to formulate a design and an agenda for marketization and privatization, to manage the process rationally, and to emerge from the turmoil of structural change fairly quickly. This volume takes a sober second look at approaches to and prospects for making the transition to new economic systems. The contributing authors, distinguished specialists on the formerly planned economies with decades of experience in the field, offer cogent analyses of the economic, political, social, and geographic dimensions of current reforms. They also review salient features of the old command economic systems, the effects of which even today have not been eradicated. The authors' intimate knowledge of how the old systems functioned gives them a special appreciation both of the need for reform and of the cultural and political legacies that are shaping and distorting the reform process. They are acutely aware of the difficulty of imposing Western policies in the absence of Western institutions, and their essays sound a note of skepticism about the feasibility of rebuilding these economies with a simple reliance on the market plus macro-economic guidance
The Soviet Union's hard-currency balance of payments and creditworthiness in 1985 by Gregory Grossman( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Soviet hard-currency balance-of-payments structure and creditworthiness in 1985 is intended to be not a prediction but rather a set of projections of the Soviet Union's financial position in 1985, based on several scenarios resting upon an array of stylized but plausible assumptions. The model highlights the vulnerability of the Soviet hard-currency balance-of-payments to a liquidity squeeze by examining its near-term financial policy variables. The authors first estimate an "initial scenario" for the 1985 hard-currency balance-of-payments, which comes in two variants according to the assumed rate of Soviet GNP growth during the current Five-Year Plan, 1981 through 1985. Next, a list of adverse events of internal and external origin and the effects of each individually on net compressible-import capacity is examined. Finally, the authors examine a series of "worst cases," which combine several of the more serious adverse events at once
Die "zweite Wirtschaft" und die sowjetische Wirtschaftsplanung by Gregory Grossman( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industrialisation of Russia and the Soviet Union by Gregory Grossman( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in wage and income distribution under Gorbachev : analysis of new Soviet data by Michael V Alexeev( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deputies to the USSR Congress of People's Deputies in Moscow in 1989- the first real Soviet parliament since 1918- expressed strong interest in issues of welfare and poverty. As a result, the country's national statistics agency released unprecedented new series on the size distribution of wages and income in the country, including the distributions by republics. This paper applies a simple nonparametric statistical estimation technique based on the Kolmogorov- Smirnov test to fit the new Soviet data to a lognormal distribution, thus making it possible to estimate Gini coefficients for wages and incomes nationally and by republics. Analysis of the estimates shows that wage inequality in the Soviet Union has increased during the Gorbachev era, and that both wage and income inequality are higher in the poorer, Southern republics of the USSR than in the North. The paper also concludes that illegal (unreported) private income exacerbates these same trends
Strategies of adaptation : a Soviet enterprise under perestroika and privatization by Michael Burawoy( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the classic studies of the Soviet enterprise, the failures of central planning are attributed, not to some traditional or non-economic logic, but to the enterprise's rational pursuit of its own interests. Berliner and Granick have shown that rational strategies lead to irrational outcomes. Thus, enterprises bargain for loose plan targets by hiding resources, by not overfulfilling plans and by exaggerated underfulfillment of difficult targets. Enterprise performance is evaluated according to plan indicators which, if followed, lead to wasteful use of resources and the production of goods no one wants -- heavy machinery, thin glass or large nails. So, they conclude, it is impossible to create an incentive system that stimulates the production of what is needed. The more recent literature on enterprises in the reformed economies of Eastern Europe, particularly the Hungarian economy, argues that the same pathologies persist when physical planning gives way to fiscal planning. Kornai (1980, 1986) argues that soft budget constraints inevitably follow from state ownership of the means of production, and therefore enterprises seek to increase their bargaining power with the state by expanding as rapidly as possible. This results in a distribution of investment resources which is unrelated to enterprise efficiency or profitability. In a more elaborate bargaining model, Bauer (1978) shows how enterprises entice government sponsorship of new investment schemes by underestimating the costs of new projects. Once hooked, the government can be subjected to considerable pressure to continue financing the new project even as costs escalate. The government over extends its resources and is forced to abandon half-finished projects
Labor market and the second economy in the Soviet Union by Clifford G Gaddy( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines interaction between formal and informal parts of the labor market in the USSR in the late 1970s
Expenditures for religious services by the Soviet population by Erik Weisman( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of labor inputs into the second economy of the USSR by Vladimir G Treml( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the "hidden wage" : public perceptions of opportunities for side income in various occupations in the USSR by Clifford G Gaddy( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is well known that the monetary wage received by wage-earners in the USSR by no means represents the true full compensation for their jobs. There is, in addition to the precuniary payment, a host of other material benefits, some of which are legal and well-publicized (e.g., enterprise-provided housing, meals on site, take-home food packages), while others are illegal or at best quasi-legal and, for the reason, are less public. Such illegal benefits include opportunities for pilferage or bribes, for shirking, or for engaging in private economic activity in connection with state employment. Although there have been many reports of existence of this category or benefits, there has been no study of how their 'hidden' nature influences economic behavior. The present report is an attempt to begin such an investigation
Wealth estimates based on the Berkeley-Duke emigre questionnaire : a statistical compilation by Gregory Grossman( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sub-rosa privatization and marketization in the USSR by Gregory Grossman( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privatization of the Soviet economy under Gorbachev II by Misha Belkindas( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow economy in the USSR by V. M Rutgaĭzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the Soviet second economy by Michael V Alexeev( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expenditures on privately rented housing and imputed rents in the USSR by Michael V Alexeev( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Gregory Grossman American economist

Gregory Grossman Amerikaans econoom (-2014)