Russian Economic Development Since the Revolution

By Maurice Dobb

© 2012 – Routledge

452 pages

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About the Book

The story of the economic development of the Soviet Union provided the first case in history of the establishment of a socialist economy and was therefore of great interest for economists and economic historians of the twentieth century. At the same time it affords a unique example of the transformation of a country into an industrial nation at an unprecedented pace and under the guidance of a national economic plan. This book examines these changes from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to 1927.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Political Background. 2. The Economic Policy of the First Eight Months. 3. The Process of Economic Decline. 4. The Period of ‘War Communism’. 5. The Transition to the New Economic Policy. Excursus to Chapter 5: On Money and Economic Accounting. 6. The Beginning of Reconstruction. 7. The New Form of Industrial Organisation. 8. The ‘Scissors’ Crisis of 1923. 9. The Closing of the ‘Scissors’. Excursus to Chapters 8 & 9: On Trade Between Industry and Peasant Agriculture Viewed As A Special Case of Exchange Between ‘Non-Competing Groups’. 10. The Problem of Fixed Capital. 11. Town and Village. 12. Economic Prospects. A Glossary of Terms. A List of Sources. Appendix to Second Edition. Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory