The Economics of Agricultural Decollectivization in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union

  title={The Economics of Agricultural Decollectivization in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union},
  author={Erik Mathijs and Johan Swinnen},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={1 - 26}
1989 include both the privatization of agricultural production assets and the restructuring of state and collective farms. Farm restructuring and, more specifically, the breakup of large-scale agricultural production units into individually operated farms—a process we define as ‘‘decollectivization’’—differ considerably for the various ECE and FSU countries. Differences in decollectivization can be observed across countries, between regions within a country, and over time. We argue that these… 
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