Economic Planning

Economic planning is the process policymakers undertake to ensure the generation, sharing, and consumption of wealth. RAND has examined the economic planning at local and national levels, the economic cycles that result, and the political issues surrounding the economic planning process.

  • Highway in black and white

    Report

    How Does Investment in Highway Infrastructure Affect the Economy?

    To inform debate on a new transportation bill being considered, an analysis of literature on the effects of highway infrastructure spending on the economy offers principles for reforming federal policy and programs, as well as ideas for future research.

    May 17, 2011

  • Dissertation

    Dissertation

    An Analysis of Strategic Price Setting in Retail Gasoline Markets

    Studies price-setting behavior in the retail gasoline industry.

    Aug 27, 2010

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Public Libraries Are Needed Now More Than Ever

    What Pittsburgh attraction provides $3 of economic output for every public dollar invested? The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. If you find this factoid unlikely, it is because the research that discovered it received an astounding lack of attention, write Susan Everingham and Sally Sleeper.

    May 29, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    It's 2018, and the Economy's Hot...

    If the nation is to emerge from a recession in a position of strength, we should chart our course carefully now. The government bailout of the banking sector could yield a substantial payout one day—and now is the time to earmark that money for our knowledge sector, writes Jonathan Grant.

    Oct 22, 2008

  • Report

    Report

    Identifying Priorities for Post-Secondary Education in Qatar

    Education and employment preferences in Qatar are not well aligned with the demands of the Persian Gulf state's labor market, and existing post-secondary educational offerings do not meet all of the nation's needs.

    Oct 12, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    China's Economy, Resilience and Challenge

    Examines China's recent economic successes and challenges

    Jan 1, 2004

  • Commercial Book

    Commercial Book

    The Gradual Revolution: China's Economic Reform Movement

    Hui Wang's treatise on the transformation of the Chinese economy from a centrally planned to a market system.

    Jan 1, 1994

  • Report

    Report

    Hungarian management in transition: enterprise guidance in an era of economic reform

    In 1968, Hungary introduced a series of reforms to the central planning system. The goal was to make the economy more efficient by placing decisionmaking authority at the level that has the most information on production and marketing possibilities--...

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    Deterrence Failures and Deterrence Strategies: Or, Did You Ever Have One of Those Days When No Deterrent Seemed Adequate?

    The author argues that conventional thinking on deterrence is wrongheadedly preoccupied with the short-term military balance, when in fact, a nation's long-term political and economic prospects may dominate military considerations in the decision on whether or not to go to war.

    Jan 1, 1977

  • Report

    Report

    A Model of External and Internal Price Equilibrium in South Vietnam

    Presents an economic model of the South Vietnamese economy.

    Jan 1, 1970

  • Report

    Report

    Temporary Villages for Refugees: Costs, Problems and Opportunities

    An analysis of the costs and planning and operating requirements for establishing temporary villages for South Vietnamese refugees while their home villages are being secured for GVN control.

    Jan 1, 1968

  • Report

    Report

    [Soviet Cybernetics : Recent News Items], No. 17.

    Several articles in this issue discuss how economic planning is hampered by shortages of computers, desk calculators and abacuses, repairmen, and mathematical economists, by lack of coordination, and by the data problem. Economists and mathematicians...

    Jan 1, 1968

  • Report

    Report

    Organizational structures and planning

    Paper prepared for the Universities-National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on The Economics of Defense to be held at the University of Chicago, April 15-16, 1966. The author considers the influence of organizational structure on planning in...

    Jan 1, 1966

  • Report

    Report

    The Future of Input-Output in Soviet Planning: Comments on a Paper by Vladimir G. Treml.

    A discussion, based on Treml's analysis, of Soviet difficulty in applying input-output techniques to economic planning, and of the wider factors that inhibit mathematical economic planning in the Soviet Union. The main difficulties lie in a dichotom...

    Jan 1, 1965

  • Report

    Report

    The Indian economy and defense

    Comments on current Indian economic planning and development prepared for [Capital] Magazine in Calcutta, India. The author notes that the recent fighting with Pakistan has drastically changed the environment of development planning. He suggests se...

    Jan 1, 1965

  • Report

    Report

    Economics of Defense

    An examination of the economic aspects of defense planning. The author discusses resource management, program budgeting, cost-benefit analyses, and institutional arrangements.

    Jan 1, 1964

  • Report

    Report

    Input-output and Soviet planning : a survey of recent developments

    A discussion of the increasing interest shown by the USSR in the application of tools of mathematical economics to Soviet planning and economic organization. This interest constitutes a radical shift from the attitude of bitter hostility characterist...

    Jan 1, 1963

  • Report

    Report

    An approach to the study of a developing economy by operational gaming

    A consideration of the possible use of operational gaming, or simulation involving human players, to examine an economy as a whole. In this paper, gaming techniques are discussed entirely in terms of their applications to national economic planning....

    Jan 1, 1963

  • Report

    Report

    Economic Planning in Korea

    An examination of national economic planning in Korea from the first effort made in 1954 toward comprehensive planning to the present five-year plan completed in 1961.

    Jan 1, 1962

  • Report

    Report

    Studies in economic planning: a trip report.

    An account of a recent trip to attend an economic conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and to talk with various people in Paris and London about European attitudes toward foreign aid, economic integration, and domestic economic planning. There is a ra...

    Jan 1, 1961

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