Russian Economic Development over Three Centuries

New Data and Inferences

  • Masaaki Kuboniwa
  • Yasushi Nakamura
  • Kazuhiro Kumo
  • Yoshisada Shida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Masaaki Kuboniwa, Kazuhiro Kumo
    Pages 1-41
  3. Kazuhiro Kumo
    Pages 59-103
  4. Yoshisada Shida, Kazuhiro Kumo, Yasushi Nakamura
    Pages 105-132
  5. Manabu Suhara
    Pages 133-181
  6. Manabu Suhara
    Pages 183-220
  7. Yasushi Nakamura
    Pages 221-249
  8. Shinichiro Tabata, Tomoko Tabata
    Pages 251-289
  9. Akira Uegaki
    Pages 291-315
  10. Masaaki Kuboniwa, Shinichiro Tabata, Yasushi Nakamura
    Pages 317-333
  11. Masaaki Kuboniwa, Yoshisada Shida, Shinichiro Tabata
    Pages 335-419
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 439-443

About this book


This book aims to provide a comprehensive statistical picture of the Russian economic development covering the Imperial, Soviet, and New Russian periods. The authors have reconstructed Russian socio-economic statistics from both published and archival materials. The book gives concise descriptions as well as new insights on the Russian economic development. Estimations by the authors are kept to a minimum and extensive explanations and notes on the sources, the definitions, the statistical methodologies, the problems and inconsistencies in the original data and the pitfalls of interpreting the time series are given, making this a standard reference book of the Russian economic history. It will be of value to economists, scholars of collectivist economics, and scholars of Russia and the Soviet experience.

Masaaki Kuboniwa is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan as well as Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Peace and Strategic Studies, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Yasushi Nakamura is Director at the Center for Economic and Social Studies in Asia, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan and author of Soviet Monetary Policy in the Soviet Unionpublished by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Kazuhiro Kumo is Professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan and author ofDemography of Russia published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Yoshisada Shida is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Research Division, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, Niigata, Japan.


Russian economics Soviet economics Economic history modernization theory Statistics

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of International Social SciencesYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan
  4. 4.Research DivisionThe Economic Research Institute for Northeast AsiaNiigataJapan

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