This book presents estimates of the growth of the tsarist economy during the 'industrialization era', 1885–1913. The performance of the tsarist economy is compared with that of Soviet Russia during the plan era and of other industrialized countries during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its main importance is to provide a frame of reference against which to contrast the Soviet performance. The author finds a stronger performance from the tsarist economy than the literature had led us to suspect, and he disputes several of the established views of economic historians concerning Russian agriculture and the Russian nineteenth-century business cycle.
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- Date Published: July 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521528481
- length: 376 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 153 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.566kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures
2. Problems of measurement of real national income: tsarist Russia
3. Summary results: national income of tsarist Russia, 1885–1913
4. An overview of the component accounts
5. National income, USSR territory, 1913 and 1928
6. Tsarist economic growth and structural change
7. A comparative appraisal: Russian growth before World War I
8. comparisons with the Soviet period
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