Mark Harrison, a research fellow at Hoover and economic historian and specialist in Soviet affairs, was named one of the winners of the National Award for Applied Economics 2012. The prize was awarded to Mark Harrison and Andrei Markevich for their work titled, "The First World War, Civil War and Reconstruction: Russia's national income 1913-1928,” published in the Journal of Economic History in 2011. The award recognizes high-quality work and exhibits certain standards of scientific research for the Russian scientists. The prize is awarded every two years. The work of Harrison and Markevich is connected with the restoration of data on national income in Russia during the First World War and the first decade of Soviet power.
Harrison is a member of Hoover’s Soviet Archives research project and is currently working on the Hoover Sino-Soviet Workshop led by Hoover research fellow Paul R. Gregory. In addition to his Hoover appointment, Harrison is a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Birmingham.