The Economic Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1913-1945

The Economic Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1913-1945

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This book is an ideal text for students studying a key period of Soviet economic history. It brings together and makes available in textbook form the results of the latest research on Soviet industrialisation, using a vast amount of primary evidence, and the methods of quantitative economic analysis. Leading scholars in the field analyse the Soviet economy sector by sector, from agriculture to defence and technology, and look at the key indicators of economic health over the period: employment, national income, exports, and population trends. The book concludes with two chapters comparing the Russian economy at war under tsarism and communism.
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Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w illus. 3 maps 70 tables
  • 1139170686
  • 9781139170680

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'This book can be warmly recommended to all institutions which organise courses on Soviet economic history or comparative politics.' Tauno Tiusanen, Europe-Asia Studies
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About R. W. Davies

Mark Harrison writes about the history and economics of Russia, conflict, defence and security. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.
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Table of contents

List of figures; List of maps; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Major events in Russian and Soviet economic development; 1. Changing economic systems: an overview R. W. Davies; 2. The crooked mirror of Soviet economic statistics S. G. Wheatcroft and R. W. Davies; 3. National income Mark Harrison; 4. Population S. G. Wheatcroft and R. W. Davies; 5. Employment and industrial labour J. D. Barber and R. W. Davies; 6. Agriculture S. G. Wheatcroft and R. W. Davies; 7. Industry R. W. Davies; 8. Transport J. N. Westwood; 9. Technology and the transformation of the Soviet economy Robert Lewis; 10. Foreign economic relations Robert Lewis; 11. The First World War and War Communism, 1914-1920 Peter Gatrell; 12. The Second World War Mark Harrison; Tables; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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