Andrei Markevich


Andrei Markevich is a national fellow for the academic year 2014-15 at the Hoover Institution. He is an associate professor at the New Economic School in Moscow. Andrei specializes in economic history, with a particular emphasize on institutional aspects of Russian economic development. Specifically, his current project explores the interaction between institutional reforms, internal conflicts and economic development, using examples from Russian history before and after the 1917 Revolution. He has published articles in Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Comparative economics. His paper on Russian national income in 1913-1928 was awarded to Russian National prize in economics in 2011. He received his PhD from the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Science in 2002. He was a Marie Curie Research fellow at the University of Warwick in 2005-2007.

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Serfdom And Russian Economic Development

by Andrei Markevich, Ekaterina Zhuravskayavia (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Serfdom was one of key institutions in Russian history. This column argues that relatively late abolition of serfdom was an important factor of divergence in economic development between Russia and Western Europe.