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Åslund, Anders 1952-

Works: 200 works in 711 publications in 4 languages and 23,024 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Anders Åslund
Gorbachev's struggle for economic reform : the Soviet reform process, 1985-1988 by Anders Åslund( Book )

64 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Russia became a market economy by Anders Åslund( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Arabic and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates a multitude of problems involved and underlines the extent of the collapse of the Soviet economy and system. Provides an account of how the economic reform program was developed, highlighting the acrimony of the internal Russian debate
How capitalism was built : the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia by Anders Åslund( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive both in its geographic and thematic approach, this text explains how the former communist countries became market economies from 1989 to 2006
Russia's capitalist revolution : why market reform succeeded and democracy failed by Anders Åslund( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia's ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russia's experience is no exception. This book focuses on the transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as a market economy, and explores why the country has failed to transform into a democracy. It examines the period from 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Union's Secretary General of the Communist Party, to the present Russia of Vladimir Putin. Åslund provides a broad overview of Russia's economic change, highlighting the most important issues and their subsequent resolutions, including Russia's inability to sort out the ruble zone during its revolution, several failed coups, and the financial crash of August 1998. - Publisher
Building capitalism : the transformation of the former Soviet bloc by Anders Åslund( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) This is the most comprehensive empirical analysis of the economic transformation of the former Soviet bloc during the first decade after communism. It debunks many myths, seeing transition as a struggle between radical reformers and those thriving on rent seeking. People have gained from fast and comprehensive reforms, but several countries have gotten stuck in corruption. Economic decline and social hazards have been greatly exaggerated, since people have forgotten how awful communism was. Swift liberalization of prices and foreign trade, as well as rapid and profound fiscal adjustment, have been vital for growth, institutional reforms, legality and greater equity. Privatization has been beneficial, and its effects will grow over time. The main problem has been the continuation of unregulated and ubiquitous state apparatuses living on corruption, while no country has suffered from too radical reforms. Where malpractices of the elite can be checked, market reforms and democracy have proceeded together
Russia after the global economic crisis by Anders Åslund( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second book from The Russia Balance Sheet Project, a collaboration of two of the world's preeminent research institutions--the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies--examines Russia after the financial crisis of 2007-2009. In the aftermath of the crisis, what is Russia's current economic status and role in the world order? How has the crisis changed a push for an innovation-driven economy fueled by advanced technology growth? Furthermore, how have recent allegations of political corruption affected domestic politics as well as the world's perception of Russia? To answer these questions, the book assesses Russia's international policy challenges and also provides an all-encompassing review of domestic issues. The authors consider foreign policy, Russia and it neighbors, climate change, Russia's role in the world, domestic politics, and corruption. As Russia grapples with the realities of the post-crisis world, this lucid volume offers the keen insights of today's foremost experts on Russia. -- Book Description
Revolution in orange : the origins of Ukraine's democratic breakthrough by Anders Åslund( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the role of former president Kuchma and the oligarchs, societal attitudes, the role of the political opposition and civil society, the importance of the media, and the roles of Russia and the West"--Provided by publisher
Private enterprise in Eastern Europe : the non-agricultural private sector in Poland and the GDR, 1945-1983 by Anders Åslund( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing the economic system in Russia( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentos presentados en una conferencia celebrada en Estocolmo en 1991 y que analizan los cambios del sistema económico sufridos en Rusia a partir de 1991
Market socialism or the restoration of capitalism? by Anders Åslund( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the views of 10 specialists on the implications of the current transition process in Eastern Europe to a market economy. They explore what remains of market socialism, the development of economic thinking and policy-making and distribution aspects of the Soviet economy under perestroika
How Ukraine became a market economy and democracy by Anders Åslund( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Europe's old nations steeped in history, Ukraine is today an undisputed independent state. It is a democracy and has transformed into a market economy with predominant private ownership. Ukraine's postcommunist transition has been one of the most protracted and socially costly, but it has taken the country to a desirable destination. Aslund's vivid account of Ukraine's journey begins with a brief background, where he discusses the implications of Ukraine's history, the awakening of society because of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, the early democratization, and the impact of the ill-fated Soviet economic reforms. He then turns to the reign of President Leonid Kravchuk from 1991 to 1994, the only salient achievement of which was nation-building, while the economy collapsed in the midst of hyperinflation. The first two years of Leonid Kuchma's presidency, from 1994 to 1996, were characterized by substantial achievements, notably financial stabilization and mass privatization. The period 1996-99 was a miserable period of policy stagnation, rent seeking, and continued economic decline. In 2000 hope returned to Ukraine. Viktor Yushchenko became prime minister and launched vigorous reforms to cleanse the economy from corruption, and economic growth returned. The ensuing period, 2001-04, amounted to a competitive oligarchy. It was quite pluralist, although repression increased. Economic growth was high. The year 2004 witnessed the most joyful period in Ukraine, the Orange Revolution, which represented Ukraine's democratic breakthrough, with Yushchenko as its hero. The postrevolution period, however, has been characterized by great domestic political instability; a renewed, explicit Russian threat to Ukraine's sovereignty; and a severe financial crisis. The answers to these challenges lie in how soon the European Union fully recognizes Ukraine's long-expressed identity as a European state, how swiftly Ukraine improves its malfunctioning constitutional order, and how promptly it addresses corruption
Challenges of globalization : imbalances and growth by Anders Åslund( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With high growth rates in Asia, most notably in China, India, and Southeast and Central Asia, Eurasia's economic center of gravity is rapidly shifting to the East. At the same time, most of Europe faces serious barriers to growth in the long term. The volume examines the causes and consequences of this major shift in economic power and considers the options available to policymakers in various parts of Europe and Asia. This work is based on a Center for Social and Economic Research conference
The Russia balance sheet by Anders Åslund( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Russia projects a sense of renewed power and prominenence on the world stage; by 2020 it's expected to emerge as the fifth-largest economy in the world. Going forward, how the United States and Russia deal with each and with issues of mutual interest will have a significant impact around the globe. The Russia Balance Sheet sets forth a primer on Russia's current governmental and political infrastructure as well as its opportunity for growth. This important new book provides comprehensive, balanced, and accurate information on all key aspects of Russia and discusses what its status means for the US and other nations. To that end, the authors develop a cohesive, overarching framework that analyzes the nexus point of such areas as economic reforms and integration, domestic politics and society, foreign business partnerships, and energy demands. Based upon this foundation, the book capably suggests constructive policies for Russia and the next US administration that will take office in 2009
The last shall be the first : the East European financial crisis, 2008-10 by Anders Åslund( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with financial crisis in Eastern Europe that erupted in fall 2008 and abated in spring 2010. It concentrates on ten new eastern members of the European Union. The causes of the crisis posed no mysteries. This was a typical credit-driven boom-and-bust cycle that led to excessive current account deficits. When global liquidity dried up, overheated East European economies faced a sudden stop of financial inflows. What is remarkable is how well these countries have steered out of the crisis. The worst hit countries - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - refused to devalue their currencies and instead pursued internal devaluations, successfully cutting public wages and expenditures. They turned large current account deficits into substantial surpluses and minimized their inflation. The political economy of crisis resolution has been equally striking. The public accepted significant hardship with minimal protests. Eastern Europe's fragmented proportional parliaments made it possible to quickly change governments when incumbents fell short. Coalition governments proved eminently able to pursue resolute anticrisis policies. They carried out impressive fiscal retrenchment without public reaction against capitalism or globalization. The East European economies have come out leaner and more efficient
Europe after enlargement by Anders Åslund( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is Europe going? In this 2007 collection, several prominent European economists offer essays on the five big challenges to the development of the European Union (EU). Namely, the new European Constitution, European finances and the euro, the need to boost economic growth, competition in both new member states and countries further to the East, and the goal of forming a cooperative and productive relationship with countries on the European periphery. The book includes essays by Charles Wyplosz, who argues that enlargement and deepening are not substitutes but complements; Vito Tanzi who questions the Keynesian foundation of the Growth and Stability Pact; Daniel Gros, who criticises the achievements within the Lisbon Agenda, as well as essays by Anders Aslund, who claims that Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs differ little from US 'robber barons'. The final two chapters discuss the EU's European Neighbourhood Policy and long-term economic integration in Eurasia. Listed in the Economist Top 100 Books of 2007
Ukraine : What Went Wrong and How to Fix It by Anders Åslund( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and Ugaritic and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ukraine is the midst of an existential crisis--its worst crisis since it became independent in December 1991. The country is faced with the threat from the Russian military, its severe financial crisis, and corruption. The purpose of this book is to suggest a strategy to Ukraine's policy makers on how they might be able to solve the current key problems"--Provided by publisher
How Latvia came through the financial crisis by Anders Åslund( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how Latvia entered the severe financial crisis of 2008
The United States should establish permanent normal trade relations with Russia by Anders Åslund( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the coming year, Congress is likely to face a critical vote on granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) to Russia in connection with its impending membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO). A "yes" on PNTR for Russia could set the tone for economic relations between the United States and Russia for the next decade, and would give the global agenda of trade and investment liberalization a fresh boost, as Russia is the last major economy to join the WTO. Congressional failure to permanently normalize trade relations would likely have broad consequences, since it would send a clear message of US skepticism that the WTO is a suitable forum for handling commercial relations between major powers. This study presents an analysis of the current US-Russia economic relations, provides estimates on the potential increase in US exports to Russia, and potential growth of two-way trade within the WTO framework. Drawing on conclusions from this analysis, and from previous work conducted by the Institute on US-Russia relations, this monograph summarizes the implications of PNTR for US producers, Russian economic growth, and bilateral commercial relations
The great rebirth : lessons from the victory of capitalism over communism by Simeon Djankov( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fall of communism 25 years ago transformed the political and economic landscape in more than two dozen countries across Europe and Asia. In this volume, political leaders, scholars and policymakers assess the lessons learned from the 'great rebirth' of capitalism, highlighting the policies that were most successful in helping countries make the transition to stable and prosperous market economies, as well as those cases of countries reverting to political and economic authoritarianism. The authors of these essays conclude that best outcomes resulted from visionary leadership, a willingness to take bold steps, privatization of state-owned enterprises and deregulation. Recent backsliding in Russia and Hungary has cast a shadow over the legacy of the transition a quarter century ago, however. This volume grew out of a ... symposium ... held in Budapest, Hungary in May, 2014"--Publisher's description
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Alternative Names
Anders Åslund economista sueco

Anders Åslund économiste suédois

Anders Åslund schwedischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Anders Åslund svensk ekonom

Anders Åslund svensk økonom

Anders Åslund Swedish economist

Anders Åslund Zweedse econoom

Åslund, A. 1952-

Aslund, Anders

Äslund, Anders 1952-

Aslūnd, Andīrz 1952-

Oslund, Anders.

Oslund, Anders 1952-...

Oslunds, Anders 1952-

Андерс Аслунд

Андерс Ослунд

Аслунд, Андерс, 1952-

Ослунд, Андерс 1952-

أسلوند، أنديرز

أنديرز أسلوند، 1952-

오슬룬드, 안데쉬 1952-

オスルンド, アンデーシュ


English (334)

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German (1)

How capitalism was built : the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central AsiaRussia's capitalist revolution : why market reform succeeded and democracy failedBuilding capitalism : the transformation of the former Soviet blocRussia after the global economic crisisRevolution in orange : the origins of Ukraine's democratic breakthroughMarket socialism or the restoration of capitalism?How Ukraine became a market economy and democracyChallenges of globalization : imbalances and growth