Philip M. Raup; Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective, Alexander Gerschenkron, Cambridge, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, . Gerschenkron (), a differential behaviour in terms of accumulation, () emphasis on the fact that countries which had a late start would follow a. Gerschenkron, Alexander, , Economic Backwardness in Historical. Perspective.***. Lecture Three: Other Industrialized Countries than Britain. I. U.S.

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InGerschenkron published a celebrated article, A Dollar Index of Soviet Machinery Output, — toin which he introduced what is now called the Gerschenkron effect the difference between calculated Paasche and Laspeyres volume indexes. Harvard offered him a position as a tenured professor, the successor to Abbot Payson Usher.

11962 one engage in significant land reform? OdessaRussian Empire. His present reputation comes instead from 196 dedication to European economic history. Fishlow, Albert Project The course was just the introduction. But the dedication, from the Pirke Avotstates their strong feelings perhaps best of all: Four years later, he and his family would exit and join them, and hardly in easy circumstances. Why should you be angry? Should one attack the inequality of income and poverty by imposing greater burdens upon the domestic rich and foreign investors?


No eBook available Amazon. Leading universities absorbed his students, who almost always have had productive subsequent careers.

Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective — Alexander Gerschenkron | Harvard University Press

It was not his gerxchenkron dissertation supervision that was responsible. Suddenly recommitted to study, he overcame his initial lapse, and graduated with his class.

Review of Economics and Statistics. This policy worked in favor of the big estate owners, the Junkerswho held important political positions in Prussia.

Alexander Gerschenkron – Wikipedia

In economic history he taught a year-long course required of all graduate economics students. There were no equivalent stages of economic growth in all participants. They eventually settled in ViennaAustria. A fourth and last relevant observation relates to his general intellect.

Those who survived that complex relationship almost always emerged with deep affection and fond memories, even if the process was far from linear and continuous. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. They introduced a new era of increased agricultural protection, which once again favored the peasants and Junkers.

His recruitment techniques were subtle but effective. But he was the best scholar I have known.

Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective

Important as the work was at the time, deflating vastly superior Soviet growth, it was not to be the basis of his subsequent fame. University of California Presswas brilliant. As the contemporary world continues to confront the problem of inadequate development, particularly over the last twenty gerschebkron in Latin America and Africa, that special magic of nineteenth century backwardness stimulates greater appeal, and greater hope.


He accepted, and his university career really began. What these persons gained was proximity to a stellar intellect, and close association with each other as they pursued their research.

It is likewise anti-Rostovian. He was an exceptional reader, of good books and bad. For others, his approach has often proved a useful starting point for the historical discussion of other parts of the world, such as Henry Rosovsky did with Japan, and others, elsewhere.

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: This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat England, the locus of the Industrial Revolution, could advance with free market gerschdnkron along the lines of Adam Smith.

But his performance at the gymnasium was not going well, until he encountered his future wife, Erica.