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.

[Data and code from this research are now available here.]

Response to this article by William Easterly and Stanley Fischer: Reply to Brendan Beare (EJW, May 2008).