Accounting for War: Soviet Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940-1945

Accounting for War: Soviet Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940-1945

by Mark Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521482658

ISBN-13: 9780521482653

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Mark Harrison rebuilds and analyses the Soviet economy's wartime statistical record, examining its prewar size and composition, and wartime changes in GNP, employment, the defence burden, and the role of foreign aid. Complementing classic long-run growth studies, the book compares the Soviet experience with that of other great powers. It emphasises the…  See more details below

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In this book Mark Harrison rebuilds and analyses the Soviet economy's wartime statistical record, examining its prewar size and composition, and wartime changes in GNP, employment, the defence burden, and the role of foreign aid. Complementing classic long-run growth studies, the book compares the Soviet experience with that of other great powers. It emphasises the severity of current costs and capital losses arising from the war, which had a negative effect on GNP that persisted well after 1945. The results are based on a comprehensive analysis of hitherto closed official documents, throwing new light on the dimensions of the Soviet war effort, the comparative economics of the war, and its long-term impact on the Soviet economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482653
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #99
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations and acronyms
Guide to national accounts
Note on index number relativity
Introduction1
1The research agenda6
2An inside view17
3Measuring Soviet GNP39
4Industry58
5GNP and the defence burden91
6The Alliance128
7War losses155
8Conclusion170
App. APrice deflators173
App. BDefence industry production179
App. CCivilian industry production194
App. DFrom gross output to value added205
App. ECross-checks on defence industry trends218
App. FAn input/output table233
App. GIndustrial employment254
App. HAgricultural production261
App. IThe workforce266
App. JForeign trade and aid274
App. KDefence outlays281
App. LDefence requirements286
App. MHuman capital costs292
App. NThe trend in GNP295
Notes306
Bibliography322
Index333

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