Markets Versus Hierarchies

Markets Versus Hierarchies

A Political Economy of Russia from the 10th Century to 2008

The Locke Institute series

Ekaterina Brancato

This unique book uses a transaction cost perspective to illustrate how hierarchies influenced the structure of markets and behaviour of individual businesses and cartels in pre-revolutionary, Soviet and present-day Russia.

Appendix B: Distribution of Serfs Around Moscow

Ekaterina Brancato

Subjects: economics and finance, political economy, politics and public policy, political economy

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Note: Based on population census of 1782. Borders are approximate. The proportional relations between the populations in these regions were, of course, in place much earlier. Region I: Moskovskaia guberniia – 66%; Vladimirskaia guberniia – 67%. Region II: Smolenskaia, Kalujskaia, Tul’skaia, Ryazanskaia, Nijegorodskaia, Kostromskaia, Yaroslavskaia, Pskovskaia gubernii – 83–69%; Tverskaia – 64%. Region III: Orlovskaia, Saratovskaia, Tambovskaia, Pensenskaia, Simbirskaia, Novgorodskaia gubernii – 68–45%; Vologodskaia – 34%. Source: Kliuchevskii (1959, Vol. 6, pp. 407–8). Figure B.1 Distribution of serfs around Moscow 211

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