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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.