The Economic Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1913-1945

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Using the latest research on Soviet industrialization as well as the methods of quantitative economic analysis, this text analyzes key indicators of economic health in the Soviet economy--employment, national income, exports, population trends--sector by sector.
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"The book provides for the first time a unified evaluation of the whole 34-year period from 1913 through 1945, including the terrible wartime periods that helped shape the Soviet system." Slavic Review

"The statistics and investigative assumptions are laid out with such transparency that this will be a valuable textbook even for those in the debate who disagree with the authors." Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521451529
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

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
Major events in Russian and Soviet economic development
1 Changing economic systems: an overview 1
2 The crooked mirror of Soviet economic statistics 24
3 National income 38
4 Population 57
5 Employment and industrial labour 81
6 Agriculture 106
7 Industry 131
8 Transport 158
9 Technology and the transformation of the Soviet economy 182
10 Foreign economic relations 198
11 The First World War and War Communism, 1914-1920 216
12 The Second World War 238
Tables 268
Glossary 324
Notes 330
Bibliography 358
Index 374
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