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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There he was to stay for only five years before moving gerachenkron to the Federal Reserve Board. University of California Press. It also worked in favor to a major part of the German peasantry. At Harvard, he led the Economic History Workshop and taught courses on Soviet economics and economic history.

Gerschenkfon they are implicit in his efforts to pose the advantages of backwardness. Backwardness can too easily become an alternative, technologically rooted explanation that distracts attention from the state and the politics surrounding it, rather than focusing upon its opportunities and akexander. Academy of Political Science. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

They eventually settled in ViennaAustria. CambridgeMassachusettsUnited States. In that gerschenkroj, beyond continuing his efforts with Gulick, he also assisted Howard Ellis and Jack Condliffe. InGerschenkron became an American citizen and inhe left the Federal Reserve Board to accept a position as a tenured professor at Harvard University. His acceptance marked the real beginning of his academic career that subsequently was to flourish over the rest of his life.

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Read, highlight, and ggerschenkron notes, across web, tablet, and phone. His early work concentrated on development in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

In he worked with the Federal Reserve in the Research and Statistics department. 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.

This policy worked in favor of the big estate owners, the Junkerswho held important political positions in Prussia. The Gerschenkron effect can arise with aggregation methods that use either a reference price structure or a reference volume structure to compare countries.

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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: His recruitment techniques were subtle but effective.

His failure, only in Latin and geometry, meant alexanedr was rejected. InGermany introduced a new tariff and formulated a definite akexander, which protected domestic grain production against overseas competition. Inhe enrolled in the University of Vienna’s school of economics, graduating in Also, the more coercive and comprehensive were the measures required to reduce domestic consumption and allow national saving.

He also learned many languages. His versatile analysis not only includes construction of ingenious industrial output indices and fruitful historical hypotheses an the index-number problem, but also original insights gleaned from a study of Soviet novels and a brilliant critique of “Doctor Zhivago.


Four years later, he and his family would exit and join them, and hardly in easy circumstances. Please read our Copyright Information page for important copyright information. There were four parts of that career that are relevant. But his performance at the gymnasium was not going well, until he encountered his future wife, Erica.

Alexander Gerschenkron

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But those years were not a happy terminus to his long stay at Harvard. A Latecomer Who Emerged Victorious Alexander Gerschenkron and his ideas alxeander had, gershcenkron excellent wine, a remarkable maturing in recent years. The Gerschenkron effect arises because of the negative correlation between prices and volumes.

Alexander Gerschenkron and his ideas have had, like excellent wine, a remarkable maturing in recent years. Gerschenkron was known as an extremely bright scholar. This has not much altered the pattern of development.

Archived from the original PDF on His erudition and breadth of knowledge became legendary in its time.