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Farm to factory : a reinterpretation of the Soviet industrial revolution

Author: Robert C Allen
Publisher: Princeton, NJ ; Oxford, Eng. : Princeton University Press, 2003.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Allen argues that the USSR was one of the most successful developing economies of the twentieth century. He reaches this provocative conclusion by recalculating national consumption and using economic, demographic, and computer simulation models to address the "what if" questions central to Soviet history. Moreover by comparing Soviet performance not only with advanced but with less developed countries, he
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Allen
ISBN: 0691006962 9780691006963 9780691144313 0691144311
OCLC Number: 51020332
Awards: Joint winner of Gyorgi Ranki Biennial Prize 2005
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Soviet Development in World-Historical Perspective --
pt. 1. The Economy before Stalin --
Ch. 2. Economic Growth before 1917 --
Ch. 3. The Development Problem in the 1920s --
Ch. 4. NEP Agriculture and Economic Development --
pt. 2. Stalin's Industrial Revolution --
Ch. 5. Planning, Collectivization, and Rapid Growth --
Ch. 6. The Population History of the USSR --
Ch. 7. The Standard of Living --
Ch. 8. The Causes of Rapid Industrialization --
Ch. 9. Preobrazhensky in Action --
pt. 3. After Stalin --
Ch. 10. The Soviet Climacteric --
App. A. Soviet National Income --
App. B. The Simulation Model of the Soviet Economy --
App. D. The Demographic Databases and Simulation Model Used in Chapter 6.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Robert C. Allen.
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