Great War, Civil War, and Recovery: Russia’National Income, 1913 to 1928
AbstractThe last remaining gap in the national accounts of Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century, 1913 to 1928, includes the Great War, the Civil War, and postwar recovery. Filling this gap, we find that the Russian economy did somewhat better in the Great War than was previously thought; in the Civil War it did correspondingly worse; war losses persisted into peacetime, and were not fully restored under the New Economic Policy. We compare this experience across regions and over time. The Great War and Civil War produced the deepest economic trauma of Russia’s troubled twentieth century.
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Civil War; GDP; Russia; Soviet Union; World War I;
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- Markevich, Andrei & Harrison, Mark, 2011. "Great War, Civil War, and Recovery: Russia's National Income, 1913 to 1928," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 71(03), pages 672-703, September.
- Markevich, Andrei; Harrison, Mark, 2010. "Great War, Civil War, and Recovery: Russia’s National Income, 1913 to 1928," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 28, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
- E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
- N14 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Europe: 1913-
- N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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- NEP-ALL-2011-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2011-01-23 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-HIS-2011-01-23 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-MAC-2011-01-23 (Macroeconomics)
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