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By Vincent Barnett

ISBN-10: 0203171969

ISBN-13: 9780203171967

ISBN-10: 0415352649

ISBN-13: 9780415352642

The cave in of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic on the finish of the 1980’s used to be conceived as a victory for capitalist democracy. the following, Vincent Barnett offers the 1st finished account of the historic improvement of Russian and Soviet monetary suggestion around the 19th and 20th centuries, and considers its destiny within the twenty-first century. using an intensive diversity of historic assets, Barnett examines the several strands of proposal, together with classical, neoclassical, historic, socialist, liberal and Marxian faculties. He strains their effect, and the impression their rules had on shaping regulations. an outstanding addition to the Routledge historical past of financial notion sequence, this ebook covers pre-1870, Tsarist economics, the past due Tsarist period, the effect of the war, Bolshevik economics, Stalinist economics, Russian economics after 1940. Incorporating a close timeline of the main major Russian economists paintings and reading the results of historic discontinuities at the institutional constitution of Russian economics as a self-discipline, Barnett supplies a vital textual content for postgraduates and execs drawn to financial historical past and the evolution of Russian financial concept.

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9 Currents in nineteenth century Russian thought affected by Smith included the Decembrists, a liberal movement named after an ill-fated uprising that was active in the 1820s and 1830s. I. 14 The Russian economic mind before 1870 21 Smith was not the only classical economist to find Russian expression. An edition of Thomas Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population was published in St Petersburg in 1868. R. McCulloch’s On the Principles, Successes, Special Object and Importance of Political Economy was issued in Moscow in 1834.

As well as English classical economics, the ideas of some French economists were also disseminated in Russia at this time. For example, a Russian translation of Say’s Catechisms on Political Economy was published in St Petersburg in 1833. Within the classical group David Ricardo was a special case, as his impact in Russia did not begin to be felt until after 1870, and hence he is more appropriately discussed in the next chapter. Regarding the content of classical economics, the core of classical theory is still disputed today, but key themes within it included a concern for the labour theory of value, the three factors of production (land, labour and capital), the rationale for international trade and the economic concept of rent.

Of course, these distinctions do not always hold the same meaning today and are useful as a textual guide to understanding the historical context in which they were created and utilised. V.

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