Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism


  • Roger Frantz Department of Economics San Diego State University


Vladimer Papava’s book discusses the state of post-Communist economies with an emphasis on the nation of Georgia. His views are especially anti-central planning at least in part because the economies which were under the “thumb” of the central planners were left for “dead” at the end of the Communist era: they were necro-economies. Papava discusses the state of these economies, reform policies in general, and Georgia in particular. Papava has a strong preference for conservative economic ideas, many of them “brought to life” in the U.S. 


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Frantz, R. (2016). Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism. Applied Economics Journal, 22(2), 141–143. Retrieved from



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