Authors: Alexander Katkov
Addresses: College of Arts & Sciences, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Abstract: Each economic system has the same mission and the same list of major economic goals but every economic system has its own order of prioritisation of these goals. In this article the author first will select the list of four main economic goals common to every economic system. Then, after a brief analysis of three main economic systems - pure market, pure command, and mixed economies - I will establish a theoretically defined goals ranking order for pure market and pure command economies. Finally, I will compare an empirically evaluated ranking order of economic goals for a few selected countries with the theoretically defined ranking order. The interpretation of calculated coefficients of correlations could be used for further comparative analysis of economic policies of different countries.
Keywords: economic systems; comparative analysis; government regulation; ranking correlation.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2019 Vol.22 No.4, pp.584 - 594
Received: 27 Nov 2016
Accepted: 12 Apr 2017
Published online: 21 Jun 2019 *