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The Cost of Transition from Market to Command Economy: The Case of Estonia

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Author(s): Olaf Mertelsmann

Journal: Revista Româna de Studii Baltice si Nordice
ISSN 2067-1725

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Estonia | transition | market economy | command economy

ABSTRACT
While the post-socialist transition of central and eastern European economies has produced a large amount of research, the transition to the command economy has been explored mainly in the cases of Russia and East Germany. This paper is an updated summary of the results of a larger research project which is dedicated to the Stalinist reconstruction of Estonia’s economy and the postwar years. It is based mainly on archival research in Estonian and Russian archives using documents of the state and the Communist Party.
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