(; 2 December 1897 — 11 November 1981) was a Soviet economist
who lived in Kharkov
He was a teacher at the Kharkov Institute of Peoples Econome, the Kharkov Institute of Engineering and Economy and the University of Kharkov
He proposed implanting new methods of planning based on the principles of new democratic centralism
. His dissertation took form in "Plan, benefit and prisms" published in Pravda
(1962). This became a basis for the Soviet reforms of 1965
His most outstanding works were "Structure of the balance of an industrial company" (1948), "Means to raise the profitability of the socialistic companies" (1956), "Analysis of the use of resources" (1963), "Plan and benefits for the Soviet economy" (1965) and "Planning of the socialism" (1967).
Liberman was very influential. His economic reforms successfully revived the economy of the Soviet Union during the 1960s. Liberman's reform proposals were also implemented in East Germany
. It has been argued that if he had not influenced reform in these countries, the economic situation would have deteriorated drastically, as the standard of living and the economy were stagnating.
Liberman's wife, Regina Horowitz
, pianist and pedagogue, was a sister of the famed pianist Vladimir Horowitz
. His great-granddaughter, Génia
, is also a virtuoso concert pianist.
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