These two measures resulted in millions of deaths.
Only the fourth was an internal group; the other three were external to the country. All four groups were, for the most part, committed to shock therapy. As a result, shock therapy failed to achieve its fundamental goals in Russia. After graduation he hopes to work at a think tank or an international organization.
Gradualists To understand how the doctors attempted to assist Russia, we must first understand the theoretical model from which they operated. Soon after, Eastern European countries followed suit: Fiscal discipline is needed.
Among public expenditures, discretionary subsidies should be minimized, and education, health, and public investment should be priorities. The tax base should be broad, and marginal tax rates ought to be moderate. Interest rates should be market-determined and real interest rates positive. Exchange rates should be competitive.
Foreign trade policy should be rather liberal. Foreign direct investment is beneficial but not a high priority. Privatization is beneficial because private industry is managed more efficiently than state enterprises.
Deregulation is a useful means to promote competition. Property rights need to be made secure.
Shock therapy, according to the IMF, consisted of three radical, contractionary structural adjustment policies: The original, slower and less radical shock therapy of Latin American countries differed from how shock therapy was applied in Russia.
Both shock therapists and gradualists argued for similar market reforms. Shock therapists, however, were more radical in their approach, arguing for drastic neoliberal economic changes made very quickly while the gradualists emphasized the need to build institutions as well as market and legal traditions.
Those advocating shock therapy tended to stress that quickness was the only way to prevent entrenched factions from taking advantage of the situation.
They also had a general confidence that once market forces were introduced, institutions would reform or emerge to meet the new conditions. The latter was represented by Klaus and others who believed that shock therapy is preferable over gradualism as long as certain conditions are met e.
Iwasaki and Suzuki subdivide the gradualist camp into four groups: The second group, emphasizing the importance of sequencing gradual reforms in a step-by-step fashion, is represented by Van Brabantand Lian and Wei The third group, seeking to establish or reform institutions as a precondition to liberalization and privatization, is represented by HechtLiewand Popov A report by Gwythian Prins.
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