This paper compares two radically different approaches to transforming an economic system based on central planning and state property into a market system, the neoliberal transition strategy and the state directed transition strategy. Russia's transition since 1992 is examined as an example of the neoliberal approach, while China's transition since 1978 is analyzed as an example of the state directed approach The primary explanation for China's economically superior transition performance is located in the advantages of the state directed transition strategy. However, contradictions in a state directed transition strategy are identified which tend to promote an eventual shift toward a neoliberal strategy.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Role of the StateComparing the Transitionin Economic Transformation: Experiences of Russia and China|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Economics of Shanghai School|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|