The challenge of perestroika: transition to intensive development-- strengthening social provision-- radical reform of management-- more cooperatives and self-employment-- glasnost, democracy and self-management-- the first steps-- will it happen?-- on the eve - the lessons of history-- efficiency as the driving force of perestroika-- the challenge of technological breakthrough-- new investment policy-- the radical reform of management-- plan and market-- an open economy-- the enterprise - incentives for self-development-- perestroika for people-- glasnost, democracy, self-management as the dynamo of perestroika-- can the Soviet economy sustain a new round of the arms race?-- in place of a conclusion - the Soviet economy in the 21st century.
Appendix 1 Use of dynamic inter-branch models to study the future growth of the Soviet economy.
Appendix 2 Mathematical economic research into the problem of combining centralisation in the development of the national economic system with independence of its separate productive units.
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Abel Aganbegyan, once Gorbachev's closest economic advisor, looks at the far-reaching effects of reconstruction on the Soviet economy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)