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Great War, Civil War, and Recovery: Russia’National Income, 1913 to 1928

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  • Andrei Markevich

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    (New Economic School (Moscow), University of Warwick)

  • Mark Harrison

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    (University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University)

Abstract

The 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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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in its series Working Papers with number w0146.

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Length: 79 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cfr:cefirw:w0146

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Keywords: Civil War; GDP; Russia; Soviet Union; World War I;

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  1. Steven Nafziger & Peter Lindert, 2011. "Russian Inequality on the Eve of Revolution," Department of Economics Working Papers 2013-13, Department of Economics, Williams College, revised Sep 2013.

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