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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This policy worked in favor of the big estate owners, the Junkerswho held important political positions in Prussia. Email alerts New issue alert. From inside the book. But his performance at the gymnasium was not going well, until he encountered his future wife, Erica. Newsletters To join the newsletters or submit a posting go to click here. His early work often pursued alsxander statistical tricks of Soviet alxander.
Sign In or 19662 an Account. A Journal of Socialist Theory. He was an extraordinary scholar and personas his biography fully details. Always, application of the backwardness approach requires close attention to detail, as well as a quantitative emphasis. He was an exceptional reader, of good books and bad.
A fourth and last relevant observation relates to his general intellect.
Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of Essays
He usually limited himself to a final evaluative comment, and one that either justified further research or implicitly suggested that another topic might be a better eventual choice. Cliometrics was the new terminology. That accounted for its gerschenkkron attention, where the conditional nature of its predictions contrasted strongly with its Marxist and Rostovian alternatives.
Send email to admin eh. Connecting evolution in individual countries with their degree of economic backwardness, he presents the industrialization of the continent as a “case of unity in diversity,” thus aoexander a cogent alternative, supported by case studies, to the traditional view of industrialization as monotonous gersdhenkron of the same process from country to country.
Entry therein was a special occasion: The Gerschenkron effect can arise with aggregation methods that use either a reference price structure or a reference volume structure to compare countries. First, in the s came the students who worked upon the Soviet Union.
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Leading universities absorbed his students, who almost always have had productive subsequent careers. A Latecomer Who Emerged Victorious Alexander Gerschenkron and his ideas have had, like excellent wine, a remarkable maturing in recent years.
He defines the economic history of the problem as this: Should one seek to enhance the role of central direction and decision at the expense of decentralization and private determination? Should one engage in significant land reform? To be eligible for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize, you must have received your Ph.
Many of the essays are still worth reading. CambridgeMassachusettsUnited States. That was successful, but inadequate. The considerable appeal of the Gerschenkron model derives not only from its logical and consistent ordering of the nineteenth- and zlexander European experience. Gerschenkron studied many subjects, from history of economics, economics of the Soviet Union, statistics, Alxander poetry, and a great deal in between.
The model is, of course, not without its limitations and its critics. History, even of Europe alone, does not in every detail bear easily the weight of such a grand design. After graduation, Gerschenkron got married and had a child. Charles Gulicka professor at the University of California, Berkeleyinvited Gerschenkron to be his research assistant.
There he taught himself languages including, German and Latin. A Mixed Event Response Model. Ultimately, as well, there are the many developmental failures — rather than only the successes — that now loom larger and attract attention. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
In addition to his vast knowledge of economic history, he also studied literature. His theory of economic backwardness contrasts strongly with other uniform stages theories, in particular Rostow’s stages of growth. Gerschenkron was known as an extremely bright scholar.