Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

The Soviet Economic Decline Revisited

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Abstract

In this comment I identify a simple error in William Easterly and Stanley Fischer’s econometric study of the postwar Soviet economic growth slowdown. The results of the study change substantially.

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Pages
135-144
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O40, N14
Keywords
Economic growth; Soviet economy; extensive growth
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