The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine


The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine analyzes the reasons for the abysmal economic performance of Ukraine during the 1990s. The main thesis is that economic development was blocked by a set of parasitic mechanisms at all levels of the economy that prevented the development of value-added economic activities. Those parasitic mechanisms already developed under Soviet rule ('beating the system' by redistributing goods and services while disregarding formal rules) became a widespread practice.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000


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