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REEEC New Directions Lecture: Amanda Gregg, "Beyond 'Backwardness': New Research on Firms in Imperial Russia"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 30, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College)
Registration
Registration
Contact
Stephanie Porter
E-Mail
chung88@illinois.edu
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Firms in Imperial Russia faced institutional barriers to firm formation and a relatively small financial sector, yet Russian industry grew rapidly around the turn of the twentieth century. This talk presents results from several studies using newly collected firm-level and corporation-level data from the Russian Empire that reconcile the dynamism of the Russian industrial economy with remaining obstacles, thus permitting a more nuanced assessment of economic development under the Tsars.

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