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Author Harrison, Mark, 1949-

Title Accounting for war : Soviet production, employment, and the defence burden, 1940-1945 / Mark Harrison.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  330.9470842 HARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies ; 99.
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies ; 99.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-332) and index.
Contents 1. The research agenda -- 2. An inside view -- 3. Measuring Soviet GNP -- 4. Industry -- 5. GNP and the defence burden -- 6. The Alliance -- 7. War losses -- 8. Conclusion -- App. A. Price deflators -- App. B. Defence industry production -- App. C. Civilian industry production -- App. D. From gross output to value added -- App. E. Cross-checks on defence industry trends -- App. F. An input/output table -- App. G. Industrial employment -- App. H. Agricultural production -- App. I. The workforce -- App. J. Foreign trade and aid -- App. K. Defence outlays -- App. L. Defence requirements -- App. M. Human capital costs -- App. N. The trend in GNP.
Summary In this book Mark Harrison rebuilds and analyses the Soviet economy's wartime statistical record, examining its prewar size and composition, and wartime changes in GNP, employment, the defence burden, and the role of foreign aid. Complementing classic long-run growth studies, the book compares the Soviet experience with that of other great powers. It emphasises the severity of current costs and capital losses arising from the war, which had a negative effect on GNP that persisted well after 1945. The results are based on a comprehensive analysis of hitherto closed official documents, throwing new light on the dimensions of the Soviet war effort, the comparative economics of the war, and its long-term impact on the Soviet economy.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1917-1945.
Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1938-1942.
Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1942-1945.
ISBN 0521482658