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.

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    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.

    Dec 31, 1976

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    A Model of External and Internal Price Equilibrium in South Vietnam

    Presents an economic model of the South Vietnamese economy.

    Dec 31, 1969

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    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.

    Dec 31, 1967

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    [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...

    Dec 31, 1967

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    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...

    Dec 31, 1965

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    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...

    Dec 31, 1964

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    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...

    Dec 31, 1964

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    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.

    Dec 31, 1963

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    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...

    Dec 31, 1962

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    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....

    Dec 31, 1962

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    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.

    Dec 31, 1961

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    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...

    Dec 31, 1960

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    Economic planning and the military electronics industry.

    A discussion of the role of the economist (1) in making overall evaluations of national economic conditions and corporate long-range planning activities, and (2) in using cost-sensitivity-analysis techniques to estimate the economic impact of alterna...

    Dec 31, 1959

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    The law of value and Soviet economic planning.

    A critical review of the comment in The American Economic Review (1944-1945) on a Soviet press release which asserted that, contrary to the views previously held in the Soviet Union, the law of value operates in socialist economics....

    Dec 31, 1949

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    C. Richard Neu

    Adjunct Staff; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; M.A. in economics, Harvard University; Ph.D. in economics, Harvard University

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