This 1991 book was the first comprehensive study of the role of socialist countries within the international economic order. The author presents an overview of the emergence of the postwar economic order and examines the key features of three kinds of centrally planned economies. He then analyses the role of financial frameworks and the international trade system in ensuring smooth economic relations among market-type economies and he details the problems of associating typical CPEs within them. Finally Jozef van Brabant explores the possibility of reconstituting a multilateral economic order that can provide greater security, predictability, stability, and reliability in international economic relations. The Planned Economies and International Economic Organizations was written at a time when the Soviet Union and other centrally planned economies were seeking closer links with the mainstream world economy. It will therefore be of interest to governments and institutional economists as well as to students and specialists of Soviet and East European studies, international relations and comparative economics.
List of tables; Preface; Notes on transliteration, referencing and units; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Wartime planning for a new economic order; 2. Basic features of CPEs; 3. International monetary arrangements and Eastern Europe; 4. The international trading system and the CPEs; 5. The CPEs and reform of the global economic order; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.