In This Review

The Future of the Soviet Economy: 1978-1985
The Future of the Soviet Economy: 1978-1985
Edited by Holland Hunter
Westview Press, 1978, 177 pp

The Soviet economy is hampered by two sets of constraints, one physical and economic, the other institutional, which give a prospect of very slow growth unless the institutional framework can be reformed. These collected papers dealing with that problem are full of statistical data and sound arguments, although the conclusions, except in the case of Hunter's brief summary, are often hard to dig out.