Wilson Center Experts

David Stuart Lane

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Reader, University of Cambridge
Wilson Center Project(s):
Explaining Full Employment and Labor Shortage in Socialist States
Mar 01, 1986
Apr 01, 1986

Project Summary

Characterizing the use of labor in the Soviet market as it is distinct from capitalist societies, Dr. Lane analyzes its uses and attempts to locate the faults for the labor shortage. Lane concludes that the shortages are due to systemic contradictions, being as planners have little control over recruitment and supply. Lane’s analysis differs from his contemporaries in that it attempts to account for the relationship between politics and the economy.