The USSR and total war: why didn't the Soviet economy collapse in 1942?
Harrison, Mark, 1949- (2001) The USSR and total war: why didn't the Soviet economy collapse in 1942? Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers).
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The economic dimensions of the Soviet war effort are appraised. The surprising fact is that the Soviet economy did not collapse in 1942. A rational-choice model is developed to illustrate the economic conditions under which a wartime collapse of the economy is rendered more and less likely.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Soviet Union, Economics -- Political aspects, Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1917-1945, Soviet Union -- History -- 1939-1945|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Date:||25 April 2001|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Description:||Revised 25 April, 2001|
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