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Dictator’s Dilemma and Natural Resources: Could the Soviet Leaders Use their Oil and Gas Prize Better?

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  • Mon 08 Oct 2018 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-10-08 17:00 2018-10-08 19:00 Europe/Paris Dictator’s Dilemma and Natural Resources: Could the Soviet Leaders Use their Oil and Gas Prize Better?

The Soviet experience demonstrates how the industrially developed country chose an inefficient economic strategy that led it to the crisis and demodernization in 1970s – 1980s. This choice cannot be explained solely by the impact of external shocks, but it was the result of institutional and technological failures. In this workshop we will discuss the views of Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev on oil and gas resources, the rivalry of economic interest groups for the rent on natural resource, the discoveries of new deposits, and the NATO sanctions. Along with the discovery of the oil and gas reserves in the West Siberia in the 1960s and the Energy Crisis in 1974-1975, all these factors contributed to the strategy that led the USSR to resource dependence and eventual collapse.

Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati

The Soviet experience demonstrates how the industrially developed country chose an inefficient economic strategy that led it to the crisis and demodernization in 1970s – 1980s. This choice cannot be explained solely by the impact of external shocks, but it was the result of institutional and technological failures. In this workshop we will discuss the views of Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev on oil and gas resources, the rivalry of economic interest groups for the rent on natural resource, the discoveries of new deposits, and the NATO sanctions. Along with the discovery of the oil and gas reserves in the West Siberia in the 1960s and the Energy Crisis in 1974-1975, all these factors contributed to the strategy that led the USSR to resource dependence and eventual collapse.


Location:
Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Alexander Etkind (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Speaker:
Viacheslav Nekrasov (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail
 
 

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