Distributional And Redistributional Processes In Soviet-Type Economies And The Distributional Impact of Institutional Change

  • Alberto Chilosi
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Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)


One of the sources of legitimation of communist regimes, both internally and in the eyes of foreign supporters, has been the convinction that the Soviet-type, centrally planned economy was able to ensure a more egalitarian, or at any rate a more equitable distribution of personal incomes. Now that the communist regimes of Eastern Europe have suddenly crumbled one after another, it seems interesting to assess whether such a conviction was justified and whether the changes which are under way are bound to produce a less egalitarian distribution of personal incomes.


Income Distribution Consumer Good Gini Coefficient Personal Income Socialist Country 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Chilosi
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  1. 1.Università degli Studi di PisaItaly

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