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Gregory, Paul R.

Works: 111 works in 605 publications in 4 languages and 15,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Anecdotes  Biography  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Performer
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Most widely held works by Paul R Gregory
Soviet economic structure and performance by Paul R Gregory( Book )

61 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative economic systems by Paul R Gregory( Book )

49 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's brain and other tales from the secret Soviet archives by Paul R Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taken together, these fourteen short stories give the reader a surprisingly deep understanding of totalitarianism."--Jacket
Principles of economics by Roy Ruffin( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition provides an economic model for the 1990s and beyond. It features comprehensive discussions of rational expectations, real business cycles and information economics. Real-world applications are incorporated wherever possible
Before command : an economic history of Russia from emancipation to the first five-year plan by Paul R Gregory( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work with significant implications for present-day economic reform in the Soviet Union, Paul Gregory examines Russian and Soviet economic history prior to the installation of the administrative command system. By drawing on basic economic statistics from 1861 to the 1930s, Gregory's revisionist account debunks a number of myths promulgated by historians in both the East and the West. He demonstrates that the Russian economy under the tsars performed much better than has previously been supposed; the Russian economy and its financial institutions were integrated into the world economy, allowing Russia to attract significant foreign capital. Furthermore, he shows that Stalin's justifications for the abandonment of the New Economic Policy in the late 1920s were incorrect: the so-called crises of NEP were either fabricated or the result of misguided economic thinking.Before Command is the culmination of the author's lifelong study of the economic history of Russia and the Soviet Union. In convincing detail it describes little-known Russian and Soviet successes with market capitalism, while it also shows the problems inherent in a mixed system, such as the NEP, which seeks to combine very strong elements of command with market resource allocation.Originally published in 1994.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Restructuring the Soviet economic bureaucracy by Paul R Gregory( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy, Paul R. Gregory takes an inside look at how the system worked and why it has traditionally been so resistant to change. Gregory's findings shed light on a bureaucracy that was widely considered the greatest threat to Gorbachev's efforts at perestroika, or restructuring. Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy is based on Soviet and Western published accounts as well as interviews with former members of the Soviet economic bureaucracy, mainly from the middle elite. These informants, with their expert knowledge of the system, tell how bureaucrats big and small made the routine and extraordinary decisions that determined Soviet resource allocation. The often-criticized irrationalities of the Soviet bureaucracy are revealed to contain their own internal logic and consistency
Principles of macroeconomics by Roy Ruffin( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of Stalinism : evidence from the Soviet secret archives by Paul R Gregory( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book uses the formerly secret Soviet State and Communist Party archives to describe the creation and operations of the Soviet administrative-command system. It concludes that the system failed not because of the "jockey" (i.e., Stalin and later leaders) but because of the "horse" (the economic system). Although Stalin was the system's prime architect, the system was managed the thousands of "Stalins" in a nested dictatorship. The core values of the Bolshevik Party dictated the choice of the administrative-command system, and the system dictated the political victory of a Stalin-like figure. This study pinpoints the reasons for the failure of the system - poor planning, unreliable supplies, the preferential treatment of indigenous enterprises, the lack of knowledge of planners, etc. - but also focuses on the basic principal-agent conflict between planners and producers, which created a sixty-year reform stalemate. Once Gorbachev gave enterprises their freedom, the system had no direction from either a plan or a market, and the system imploded. The Soviet administrative-command system was arguably the most significant human experiment of the twentieth century. If repeated today, its basic contradictions and inherent flaws would remain, and its economic results would again prove inferior." "Paul R. Gregory is Cullen Professor of Economics at the University of Houston and currently serves as a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University."--Jacket
Russian national income, 1885-1913 by Paul R Gregory( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents estimates of the growth of the tsarist economy during the 'industrialization era', 1885-1913. The performance of the tsarist economy is compared with that of Soviet Russia during the plan era and of other industrialized countries during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its main importance is to provide a frame of reference against which to contrast the Soviet performance. The author finds a stronger performance from the tsarist economy than the literature had led us to suspect, and he disputes several of the established views of economic historians concerning Russian agriculture and the Russian nineteenth-century business cycle
Socialist and nonsocialist industrialization patterns; a comparative appraisal by Paul R Gregory( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror by quota : state security from Lenin to Stalin : (an archival study) by Paul R Gregory( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This original analysis of the workings of the Soviet state security organs under Lenin and Stalin illuminates the ways in which terror and repression in the Soviet Union were used during this period
The lost Politburo transcripts : from collective rule to Stalin's dictatorship by Paul R Gregory( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent Westen and Russian scholars examine the 'lost' transcripts of the Soviet Politburo, a set of verbatim accounts of meetings that took place from the 1920s to 1938 but remained hidden in secret archives until the late 1990s
The economics of forced labor : the Soviet Gulag by Paul R Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We also learn of the day-to-day costs of maintaining the Gulag and the great costs of coercion - lost productivity and rising criminality."--Jacket
Behind the façade of Stalin's command economy : evidence from the Soviet state and party archives by Paul R Gregory( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opening of the once secret Soviet state and party archives in the early 1990s was an event of profound significance. Western scholars gained access to the same documents as had Soviet leaders, penetrating the official wall of secrecy that had stood firm for decades. But while considerable archive-based research on that period has been published over the past five years, relatively little work has been devoted to the economics of the Stalin system. Although the Stalinist command economy is supposedly a thing of the past, it continues to plague Russia's transition to a market economy, and, more important, it continues to have considerable emotional appeal as a substitute for a market economy." "Examining the period from the early 1930s through Stalin's death in 1953 - the period of the creation of the Stalinist system - this book reveals what we have learned from the archives, what has surprised us, and what has confirmed what we already knew."--Jacket
Essentials of economics by Paul R Gregory( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian and Soviet economic performance and structure by Paul R Gregory( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, murder, and love in Stalin's Kremlin : the story of Nikolai Bukharin and Anna Larina by Paul R Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from Hoover Institution archival documents, Paul Gregory sheds light on how the world's first socialist state went terribly wrong and why it was likely to veer off course through the tragic story of Stalin's most prominent victims: Pravda editor Nikolai Bukharin and his wife, Anna Larina
Women of the Gulag by Paul R Gregory( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalin's Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror of imprisonment and execution. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag, Paul Gregory has stitched together a collection of stories from the female perspective, a view in short supply in the literature. Capturing the fear, paranoia, and unbearable hardship that were hallmarks of Stalin's Great Terror, Gregory relates the stores of these five women--from different social strata and regions--in vivid prose, from their pre-Gulag lives, through their struggles to survive in the repressive atmosphere of the late 1930s and early 1940s, to the difficulties facing the four who survived as the adjusted to life after the Gulag. These firsthand accounts illustrate how even the wrong word could become a crime against the state. Gregory begins with a synopsis of Stalin's rise to power, the roots of the Gulag, and the scheming and plotting that led to and persisted in one of the bloodiest, most egregious dictatorships of the twentieth century."--Publisher's website
Comparing economic systems in the twenty-first century by Paul R Gregory( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulag : ėkonomika prinuditelʹnogo truda( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Russian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lenin's brain and other tales from the secret Soviet archives
Alternative Names
Gregori, P.

Gregori, P. 1941-

Gregori, P. (Pol)

Gregori, Pol.

Gregori, Pol 1941-

Gregory, P. 1941-

Gregory, P. R. 1941-

Gregory, Paul.

Gregory, Paul 1941-

Gregory, Paul R.

Hrehori, Pol R.

Paul R. Gregory American economic historian and economist

Paul R. Gregory Amerikaans economisch historicus

Paul R. Gregory US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftshistoriker

Грегори, П.

Грегори, П 1941-

Грегори, Пol

Грегори, Пол

Грегори, Пол 1941-

Пол Грегори

بول جريجوري، 1941-

グレゴリー, ポール・R

Lenin's brain and other tales from the secret Soviet archivesPrinciples of economicsBefore command : an economic history of Russia from emancipation to the first five-year planRestructuring the Soviet economic bureaucracyPrinciples of macroeconomicsThe political economy of Stalinism : evidence from the Soviet secret archivesRussian national income, 1885-1913Terror by quota : state security from Lenin to Stalin : (an archival study)