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Alexander Gerschenkron


Who is Alexander Gerschenkron?

Alexander Gerschenkron was a Russian-born American Jewish economic historian and professor at Harvard University, trained in the Austrian School of economics.

  • also known as Гершенкрон, Александр
  • born on (111 years ago) in Odessa
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Doctorate (Economics) at University of Vienna, graduated in
  • profession: Economist
  • died on (37 years ago) in Cambridge
  • written works: "Bread and democracy in Germany", "Economic relations with the U.S.S.R.", "Continuity in history, and other essays", "An economic spurt that failed"
  • award: - Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada (Economics)

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries P-Z (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

This idea - central to the law of combined and uneven development formulated by Leon Trotsky and echoed, apparently independently, by the liberal economist ALEXANDER GERSCHENKRON - implies that relative late-comers can benefit ...

Google previewAn Eponymous Dictionary of Economics (2004)

A Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists by Julio Segura, Carlos Rodríguez Braun

Alexander Gerschenkron (l904-l978) used a comparative history of industrialization in Europe to challenge the evolutionist view according to which backward societies follow the path of the pioneering nations. Denying that every development ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2002)

by R. J. Barry Jones

Although the concept of 'economic backwardness' owes its origins to the mid- nineteenth century political economy of JOHN STUART MILL, it is in the essays of the Russian economic historian ALEXANDER GERSCHENKRON that the modern ...

Google previewThe Devil's Financial Dictionary (2015)

by Jason Zweig

But economic theorists who don't practice are “like eunuchs in a harem,” the Harvard economist Alexander Gerschenkron once said. “They know everything about love, but they can't do anything about it.” EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS, n.

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