A Fistful of Rubles
The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System
By (author) Juliet Johnson
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Fistful of Rubles by Juliet Johnson
Book DescriptionAfter the breakup of the USSR, it briefly appeared as though Russia's emerging commercial banks might act as engines of growth for a new capitalist economy. However, despite more than a decade of "reforms," Russia's financial system collapsed in 1998. Why had ambitious efforts to decentralize and liberalize the banking industry failed? In A Fistful of Rubles, Juliet Johnson offers the first comprehensive look at how Russia's banks, once expected to revitalize the nation's economy, instead became one of the largest obstacles to its recovery.Drawing on interviews with Russian bankers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, Johnson traces the evolution of the banking system from 1987 through the aftermath of the 1998 crash. She describes how dysfunctional institutional procedures left over from the Soviet period hindered the subsequent development of sound financial practices. Johnson argues that these legacies, along with misguided, Western-inspired liberalization policies, led to the creation of parasitic banks for which success depended on political connections rather than on investment strategies. Johnson demonstrates that banking reform efforts ultimately did more harm than good, because Russian officials and their international advisers failed to build the corresponding economic, legal, and political institutions upon which modern market behavior depends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801437441
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet Johnson
Priests of Prosperity, Hardback (February 2016)View all books by Juliet Johnson
Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians.
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Author Biography - Juliet Johnson
Juliet Johnson is Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She is the author of Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World and A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System, both from Cornell, and former editor of the Review of International Political Economy (2007-2014).
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