The Economic History of the USSR: An Unbiased Analysis

Sergey Aleksandrovich Nefedov

Abstract


This is a review of a book by a renowned economist G. I. Hanin, devoted to the analysis of the economic history of the USSR between 1937 and 1987. Hanin is known as the author of a method used to effectively evaluate the dynamics of Soviet and Russian economy which draws a more objective picture independent of official statistics of the USSR or Russia. Objectively and in an unbiased manner, the book describes the rise and fall of USSR’s economy, focusing on policy of science and technology, which played a major role in the fall of the Soviet Union, according to the author.

Keywords


USSR, 1940–1990s years, economic development, the analysis of statistical data, estimates of gross national product, capital efficiency, the effectiveness of Soviet science, the causes of the economic crisis of the 1980s.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15826/qr.2014.3.075

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