Price Liberalization in a Reforming Socialist Economy A Search Equilibrium Approach

A bilateral search model of the commodity market is formulated to study the effects of liberalizing prices in a reforming socialist economy. The main result is that if the competitive structure of the economy is not quickly modified to eliminate supply rents, price liberalization may be accompanied...

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Main Author: Fanizza, Domenico
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1992
Series:IMF Working Papers
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:A bilateral search model of the commodity market is formulated to study the effects of liberalizing prices in a reforming socialist economy. The main result is that if the competitive structure of the economy is not quickly modified to eliminate supply rents, price liberalization may be accompanied by substantial output losses. A role for tax policy in limiting output losses is identified
Physical Description:30 pages
ISBN:9781451846379