Russia’s real national income : the Great War, civil war, and recovery, 1913 to 1928
Markevich, Andreĭ and Harrison, Mark (2009) Russia’s real national income : the Great War, civil war, and recovery, 1913 to 1928. Working Paper. Economics Department, University of Warwick: University of Warwick. The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), Vol.20 (No.911).
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We are working towards filling the last remaining gap in the historical national accounts of Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century. The gap includes the Great War (1914 to 1917), the Bolshevik Revolution, the Civil War and War Communism (1918 to 1921), and postwar recovery under the New Economic Policy of a mixed economy (1921 to 1928). Our work builds on our predecessors and also returns to a number of original sources. We find that the economic performance of the Russian Empire in wartime was somewhat better than previously thought; that of War Communism was correspondingly worse. We confirm the persistence of losses associated with the Civil War into the postwar period, or the failure of the New Economic Policy to achieve full recovery, or some mixture of both. We conclude that the Great War and Civil War produced the deepest economic trauma of Russia’s troubled twentieth century
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Russia -- Economic conditions -- 1861-1917, Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1917-1945, Gross domestic product -- Russia -- History -- 1801-1917, Gross domestic product -- Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936|
|Series Name:||The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick|
|Place of Publication:||Economics Department, University of Warwick|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Seventh Framework Programme (European Commission) (FP7/2007-2013), University of Warwick, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace|
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