Alexander Gerschenkron, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of Essays. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective, Alexander Gerschenkron, Cambridge, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Pp. ($ ). Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of Essays. By Alexander Gerschenkron. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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While he did explicitly treat Austria as a failed case, it was not a central part of his theoretical structure. It is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada.

InGermany introduced a new tariff and formulated a definite policy, which protected domestic grain production against overseas competition. Gerschenkron understands that the establishment of democracy in Germany depends on numerous factors, and in his book he specifically deals with one aspect of the problem, the position of the Junkers and the agricultural policy in its relation to democracy.

Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of Essays

OdessaRussian Empire. Newsletters To join the newsletters or submit a posting go to click here. His early work concentrated on development in the Soviet Union historicwl Eastern Europe. Review of Economics and Statistics.

Alexander Gerschenkron

Success was indicated by proportionally more rapid growth in histkrical developers, signaled by a decisive spurt in industrial expansion.

He was a Professor of Economics at Harvard for about 25 years. Gerschenkron stated that a country such as Russia, backward relative to Britain when it embarked on industrialization, did not go through the same stages.

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Most users should sign in with their email address. What was an advantage in one historical setting can readily become a disadvantage in another.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. For the small crop of students who wrote with him over more than hisrorical decade went on to leadership as the field of economic history was just changing back from an historical emphasis to an economic one.

Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective

First, in the s came the students who worked upon the Soviet Union. His recruitment techniques were subtle but effective.

And he wrote, in long nights of private work, what proved to be his single piece of greatest length, Bread and Democracy in Germanypublished in Berkeley: On the other side is the reality of declining international assistance from the already developed North.

Harvard offered him a position as a tenured professor, the successor to Abbot Payson Usher. His theory of economic backwardness contrasts strongly with other uniform stages theories, in particular Rostow’s econokic of growth.

Alexander Gerschenkron – Wikipedia

Alexander Gerschenkron and his ideas have had, like excellent wine, a remarkable maturing in recent years. Should one renationalize after the extraordinary privatization that has occurred over the last decade or so? A Book of Essays. He found work in Vienna as a representative for a Belgian motorcycle firm.

The University experience was the first of these disappointments. Four years later, he and his family would exit and join them, and hardly in easy circumstances.

Oxford University Greschenkron is a department of the University of Oxford. Send email to admin eh. In a notable Rand study inA Dollar Index of Soviet Machinery Output, tohe showed that the remarkably high rates of growth of Soviet industrial production owed itself to the index number bias: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association members Sign in via society site.

There he was to stay for only five years before bakwardness on to the Federal Reserve Board. At Harvard, he led the Economic History Workshop and taught courses on Soviet economics and economic history.

It predicts that the more “economically backward” a country is, the more we will see:.