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AuthorMihรกlyi, Peter. author
TitleSocialist Investment Cycles [electronic resource] : Analysis in Retrospect / by Peter Mihรกlyi
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1992
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2676-2
Descript XVII, 236 p. online resource

SUMMARY

by Peter J. D. Wiles Professor Emeritus University of London There are two sorts of writers of prefaces: the obliging and the disobliging. Surely Peter MiMlyi knows where to place me in this taxonomy. For the most part I write my own irrelevant opinions, but there was one act of gross interference: my insistence on a point he had already quietly made, the greater stability of the production of consumer goods under Communism even of food, if we exclude bad harvests. The many Marxist and some other scholars who wrote about Dr. Mih


CONTENT

and Summary of Main Points -- 1. General Framework -- 1.1 Three schools -- 1.2 Cycles or fluctuations ? -- 1.3 Socialism -- 1.4 Statistical definition of investments -- 1.5 Theory and statistical reality -- 1.6 The relevance of cycle models -- 1.7 Formalised summary -- 2. Three Schools of Thought -- 2.1 Control theory models -- 2.2 Endogenous models -- 2.3 Common elements -- 2.4 Exogenous models -- 3. Measurement of Investment Fluctuations -- 3.1 Distortion of GINV data -- 3.2 Traps of time series analysis -- 3.3 East-West comparison of GINV fluctuations -- 3.4 Synchronization of investment fluctuations -- 4. Common Patterns and Particularities - A Historical Analysis -- 4.1 The method -- 4.2 Construction output -- 4.3 Industrial output -- 4.4 Imports -- 4.5 Standard of living -- 4.6 Domestic utilization of NMP -- 4.7 Role of the harvest and foreign credits -- 5. Closing Remarks on Measurement and Control -- 5.1 The measurement trap -- 5.2 The definition trap -- 5.3 Micro-economic conditions of measurement -- Appendix I: Two Hungarian Case Studies -- 1. The impact of investment fluctuations on the labour market -- 2. Maintenance - capital repair - investment -- 3. Conclusions -- Appendix II: Basic Data


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