Where will the Soviet economy be heading in the 1980s? How is the economy likely to react to slowed growth in the labor force and increased pressure for supplies of energy and raw materials? This volume, growing out of papers prepared for the October 1977 national conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, offers an integrated exposition of these issues. The authors use historical evidence and macroeconometric models of the Soviet economy as bases from which to view the future, assessing the possible results of the interaction between Soviet policy and potential developments.
Preface -- Introduction -- Output Trends: Prospects and Problems -- The Soviet Union and the World Economy in the 1980S: A Review of the Alternatives -- The Outlook for Soviet Agriculture -- The Military Burden and Arms Control -- Labor Supply Constraints and Responses -- Summary Observations and Reflections