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Treisman, Daniel

Works: 41 works in 151 publications in 4 languages and 4,887 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Redactor
Classifications: HC340.12, 338.947
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Without a map political tactics and economic reform in Russia by Andrei Shleifer( file )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
"Renewing a strain of analysis that runs from Machiavelli to Hirschman, the authors reach conclusions about political strategies that have important implications for other reformers. They draw on their extensive knowledge of the country and recent experience as advisors to Russian policymakers. The book should appeal to economists, political scientists, policymakers, businesspeople, and all those interested in Russian politics or economics."--BOOK JACKET
The return : Russia's journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev by Daniel Treisman( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
Drawing on two decades of research, Treisman analyzes the paradoxes in Russian politics and society, illuminating why the disintegration of the U.S.S.R. wasn't more violent, the repercussions of the Chechen wars, the "sacred place" vodka holds in the Russian imagination (and its pernicious effect on Russia's demographics), and how, 20 years after the fall of communism, relations between Russia and the U.S. remain so frosty. Yet as Treisman convincingly argues, most of the world's international problems--nuclear proliferation, Islamic terrorism, global warming--will be difficult to solve without Russia's help
Subnational budgeting in Russia preempting a potential crisis by Lev M Freinkman( file )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
The architecture of government : rethinking political decentralization by Daniel Treisman( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Since the days of Montesquieu and Jefferson, political decentralisation has been seen as a force for better government and economic performance. This text examines the most influential arguments about the consequences of political decentralisation
After the deluge : regional crises and political consolidation in Russia by Daniel Treisman( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
"Based on extensive statistical analysis of previously unpublished data as well as interviews with numerous central and regional policymakers, After the Deluge suggests an original and counterintuitive interpretation of this experience."--BOOK JACKET. "After the Deluge will appeal to a broad audience of scholars in political science, economics, history, geography, and policy studies."--BOOK JACKET
The economics and politics of transition to an open market economy : Russia by Andrei Shleifer( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and French and held by 282 libraries worldwide
A normal country by Andrei Shleifer( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"During the 1990s, Russia underwent an extraordinary transformation from a communist dictatorship to a multi-party democracy, from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, and from a belligerent adversary of the West to a cooperative partner. Yet a consensus in the US circa 2000 viewed Russia as a disastrous and threatening failure, and the 1990s as a decade of catastrophe for its citizens. Analyzing a variety of economic and political data, we demonstrate a large gap between this perception and the facts. In contrast to the common image, by the late 1990s Russia had become a typical middle-income capitalist democracy"--NBER website
"Loans for shares" revisited by Daniel Treisman( file )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The "loans for shares" scheme of 1995-6--in which a handful of well-connected businessmen bought stakes in major Russian companies--is widely considered a scandal that slowed subsequent Russian economic growth. Fifteen years later, I reexamine the details of the program. In light of evidence available today, I concur with the critics that the scheme's execution appeared corrupt. However, in most other regards the conventional wisdom was wrong. The stakes involved represented a small fraction of the market; the pricing in most cases was in line with international practice; and the scheme can only explain a small part of Russia's increasing wealth inequality. The biggest beneficiaries were not the so-called "oligarchs," but Soviet era industrial managers. After the oligarchs consolidated control, their firms performed far better than comparable state enterprises and companies sold to incumbent managers, and helped fuel Russia's rapid growth after 1999
The geography of fear by Daniel Treisman( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Whether the danger invoked is nuclear war or genetically modified foods, far more people in some countries than in others say they are afraid. Using data from six surveys, I show that the levels of reported fear of different dangers correlate strongly across both individuals and countries. I construct indexes of fearfulness for 15-25 countries and map the prevalence of fear in Western Europe. About one quarter of the crossnational variation within Europe can be explained by differences in pessimism--the degree to which respondents exaggerate the likelihood of disasters. Among the countries for which I have data, the most robust correlates of fearfulness relate to countries' religious traditions. Fear tends to be higher in countries where more people believe in Hell and where fewer believe in Heaven
Income, democracy, and the cunning of reason by Daniel Treisman( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A long-standing debate pits those who think economic development leads to democratization against those who argue that both result from distant historical causes. Using the most comprehensive estimates of national income available, I show that development is associated with more democratic government--but in the medium run (10 to 20 years). The reason is that, for the most part, higher income only prompts a breakthrough to more democratic politics after the incumbent leader falls from power. And in the short run, faster economic growth increases the leader's odds of survival. This logic--for which I provide evidence at the levels of individual countries and the world--helps explain why democracy advances in waves followed by periods of stasis and why dictators, concerned only to entrench themselves in power, end up preparing their countries to leap to a higher level of democracy when they are eventually overthrown
Oil and democracy in Russia by Daniel Treisman( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Russia is often considered a perfect example of the so-called "resource curse"--The argument that natural resource wealth tends to undermine democracy. Given high oil prices, some observers see the country as virtually condemned to authoritarian government for the foreseeable future. Reexamining various data, I show that such fears are exaggerated. Evidence from around the world suggests that for countries like Russia with an established oil industry, even large increases in the scale of mineral incomes have only a minor effect on the political regime. In addition, Russia-a country with an industrialized economy, a highly educated, urbanized population, and an oil sector that remains majority private-owned-is unlikely to be susceptible to most of the hypothesized pernicious effects of resource dependence"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Public employment and redistributive politics : evidence from Russia's regions by V. E Gimpelʹson( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Subnational budgeting in Russia : preempting a national crisis by Lev M Freinkman( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Embezzlement versus bribery by C. Simon Fan( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Corrupt officials can use their positions to enrich themselves in two ways. They can steal from the state budgetembezzling or misspending fundsor they can demand extra payments from citizens in return for servicesbribery. In many circumstances, embezzlement is less distortionary than bribery. We analyze the tradeoff for governments in deciding how strictly to monitor and punish these two kinds of bureaucratic misbehavior. When bribery is more costly to economic development, governments may tolerate some embezzlement in order to reduce the extent of briberyeven though embezzlement is generally easier to detect. Embezzlement serves as a parallel to the efficiency wage." This logic appears to hold in China, where misappropriation of public funds by officials appears to be ubiquitous
Fiscal games and public employment : a theory with evidence from Russia by Vladimir Gimpelson( Article )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The causes of corruption a cross-national study by Daniel Treisman( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and Swedish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Obychnai︠a︡ strana by Andrei Shleifer( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Did government decentralization cause China's economic miracle? by Hongbin Cai( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Many scholars attribute China's market reforms and the remarkable economic performance they have fostered in part to the country's political and fiscal decentralization. Political decentralization is said to have stimulated local policy experiments and restrained predatory central interventions. Fiscal decentralization is thought to have motivated local officials to promote development and harden enterprises' budget constraints. The locally diversified structure of the prereform economy is said to have facilitated liberalization. Reexamining these arguments, the authors find that none establishes a convincing link between political or fiscal decentralization and China's successes. They suggest an alternative view of the reform process in which growth-enhancing policies emerged from competition between promarket and conservative factions in Beijing."--Editor
Without a Map Political Tactics and Economic Reform in Russia by Andrei Shleifer( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Istoriâ Rossii Ot Gorbačeva do Putina i Medvedeva : Bespristrastnyj vzglâd na sovremennyû Rossiû by Daniel Treisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Russian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Treisman, D. 1964-
Treisman, Dan 1964-
Treisman, Daniel
Treisman, Daniel S.
Treisman, Daniel S. 1964-
Treismann, Daniel 1964-
Trejsman, Dėniel 1964-
Трейсман, Дэниел
English (114)
French (7)
Russian (2)
Swedish (1)
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