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    64 Mark Harrison
    Secrecy and Transaction Costs: The Business of Soviet Forced Labour in the Early Cold War
    Original version received June 30, 2011
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    63 Martin Kragh
    Soviet Labour Law During the Second World War
    Original version received April 14, 2011
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    62 Mark Harrison
    You Have Been Warned: The KGB and Profilaktika in Soviet Lithuania
    Original version received October 12, 2010
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    61 R. W. Davies and Melanie Ilič
    From Khrushchev (1935-6) to Khrushchev (1956-64): Construction Policy Compared
    Original version received April 21, 2010
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    60 R. W. Davies
    Prices, Costs and Finance in the Soviet Union, 1933-1939: A Survey
    Original version received April 21, 2010
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    59 Mark Harrison
    Counter-Terrorism in a Police State: The KGB and Codename Blaster, 1977
    Original version received 15 October 2009
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    58 Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev
    Selective Justice: Party Control Under Stalin
    Revised version received 14 October 2009
    Original version received 30 September 2009
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    57 Paul Gregory
    Boxing and Power Struggle: Bukharin Versus Stalin
    Original version received 30 June 2009
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    56 Mark Harrison
    Forging Success: Soviet Managers and False Accounting, 1943 to 1962
    Original version received 17 June 2009
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    55 Mark Harrison
    Secrets, Lies, and Half Truths: the Decision to Disclose Soviet Defense Outlays
    Original version received 26 September 2008
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    54 Mark Harrison
    How Mr Nikolaenko Beat the Soviet Mafia
    Original version received 26 September 2008
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    53 Andrei Markevich
    How Much Control is Enough? Monitoring and Enforcement under Stalin
    Original version received 8 December 2007
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    52 Mark Harrison and Andrei Markevich
    Quantity Versus Quality in the Soviet Market for Weapons
    Original version received 12 November 2007
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    51 Andrei Markevich
    The Dictator’s Dilemma: to Punish or to Assist? Plan Failures and Interventions under Stalin
    Original version received 20 September 2007
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    50 Simon Ertz
    Making Sense of the Gulag: Analyzing and Interpreting the Function of the Stalinist Camp System
    Revised version received 4 March 2008
    Original version received 17 August 2007
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    49 Pál Germuska
    Military-Economic Planning in Socialist Hungary: the General Organisational Department of the National Planning Office, 1948–1971
    Original version received 15 July 2007
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    48 Saulius Grybkauskas
    State-Security Clearance as an Instrument of Social Control in the Industry of Soviet Lithuania, 1965 to 1985
    Original version received 11 May 2007
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    47 Oxana Klimkova
    The "Great Terror" in the GULAG: A Case Study of the White-Sea Baltic Combine and the Camp of the NKVD
    Original version received 9 August 2006
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    46 Cynthia V. Hooper
    A Darker "Big Deal": Covering Up Party Crimes in the Post-World War II Era
    Original version received 23 June 2005
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    45 Don Filtzer
    Environmental Health in the Regions During Late Stalinism: The Example of Water Supply
    Original version received 1 June 2005
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    44 Don Filtzer
    Standard of Living versus Quality of Life: Struggling with the Urban Environment in Russia During the Early Years of Postwar Reconstruction
    Original version received 1 June 2005
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    43 Don Filtzer
    The 1947 Food Crisis and its Aftermath: Worker and Peasant Consumption in Non-Famine Regions of the RSFSR
    Original version received 17 April 2005
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    42 Simon Ertz
    Trading Effort for Freedom: Workday Credits in the Stalinist Camp System
    Original version received 15 April 2005
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    41 Melanie Ili č and Christopher Joyce
    Soviet Political Repression: Three "Victim" Case Studies
    Original version received 18 February 2005
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    40 Paul Gregory and Mark Harrison
    Planning and Policy Under Dictatorship: Research in Stalin's Archives
    Original version received 19 January 2005
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    39 Mark Harrison and Andrei Markevich
    Hierarchies and Markets: The Institutional Setting of the Soviet Defense Industry, 1929 to 1953
    Original version received 3 January 2005
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    38 R. W. Davies
    Preparations for Mobilisation of the Soviet Economy in the 1930s
    Original version received 5 December 2004
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    37 Andrei Markevich
    Planning the Soviet Defense Industry: the Late 1920s and 1930s
    Original version received 7 November 2004
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    36 Mikhail Mukhin
    Employment in the Soviet Aircraft Industry, 1918 to 1940: Work Culture, Organization, and Incentives
    Original version received 8 September 2004
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    35 Andrei Markevich and Mark Harrison
    Quality, Experience, and Monopoly: Regulating the Soviet Seller’s Market for Military Goods
    Original version received 21 June 2004
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    34 Mark Harrison
    Why Secrets? The Uses of Secrecy in Stalin's Command Economy
    Original version received 14 June 2004
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    33 Simon Ertz
    Tracking Down the "Real" GULAG: Explorations into the Administration of the Stalinist Forced Labour Camp System [in Russian]
    Revised version received 10 April 2004
    Original version received 6 April 2004
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    32 Leonid Borodkin and Simon Ertz
    Forced Labor and the Need for Motivation: Wages and Bonuses in the Stalinist Camp System
    Original version received 6 April 2004
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    31 Andrei Sokolov
    Before Stalinism: the Defense Industry of Soviet Russia in the 1920s
    Original version received 6 April 2004
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    30 James W. Heinzen
    Corruption in the Gulag: Dilemmas of Officials and Prisoners
    Original version received 26 March 2004
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    29 R. W. Davies
    The Soviet Economy and the Launching of the Great Terror
    Original version received 1 March 2004
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    28 Derek Watson
    Molotov, the War, and Soviet Government
    Original version received 12 January 2004
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    27 R. W. Davies
    The Archives and the Stalinist Economy
    Original version received 17 November 2003
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    26 Byung-Yeon Kim
    Informal Economy Activities of Soviet Households
    Original version received 29 January 2003
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    25 Andrei Markevich [in Russian]
    Was the Soviet Economy Planned? Planning in the People's Commissariats in the 1930s
    Original version received 23 January 2003
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    24 Mark Harrison
    How Much Did the Soviets Really Spend on Defence? New Evidence From the Close of the Brezhnev Era
    Original version received 3 January 2003
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    23 A. J. Heywood
    Destruction, Restoration and Reconstruction in the Russian/Soviet Economy, 1914-1928: Myth and Reality on the Railways
    Original version received 18 October 2002
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    22 Keith Dexter
    Numbered Soviet Aviation Factories, 1921-1941
    Original version received 15 October 2002
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    21 Paul R. Gregory
    The Principles of Governance
    Original version received 26 September 2002
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    20 Paul R. Gregory
    Collectivization, Accumulation, and Power
    Original version received 26 September 2002
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    19 Paul R. Gregory
    The Jockey or the Horse?
    Original version received 26 September 2002
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    18 Derek Watson
    Molotov and the Moscow Conference, October 1943
    Original version received 5 March 2002
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    17 R. W. Davies
    Closing the "Bergson Gap": New Data on a Problem in Soviet Statistics
    Original version received 17 December 2001
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    16 R. W. Davies
    Why Was There a Soviet Investment Cycle in 1933-7? Preliminary Notes and Worries
    Original version received 17 December 2001
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    15 Derek Watson
    Molotov, The Making of the Grand Alliance and the Second Front, 1939-1942
    Original version received 21 November 2001
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    14 Eugenia Belova
    Contract Enforcement Under Dictatorship: the Case of the Soviet Economy
    Original version received 30 October 2001
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    13 Mark Harrison
    Soviet Industry and the Red Army under Stalin: A Military-Industrial Complex?
    Original version received 15 October 2001
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    12 Mark Harrison
    The Political Economy of a Soviet Military R&D Failure: Steam Power for Aviation, 1932 to 1939
    Original version received 12 September 2001
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    11 Valery Lazarev
    Political Economy of the Soviet Elite and Its Post-Communist Transformation
    Original version received 6 July 2001
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    10 Yoram Gorlizki
    Theft Under Stalin: A Property Rights Analysis
    Original version received 28 June 2001
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    9 Mark Harrison
    A Soviet Market for Inventions: Jet Propulsion, 1932 to 1946
    Original version received 27 June 2001
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    8 Don Filtzer
    Labour Discipline and Criminal Law in Soviet Industry, 1945-1953
    Original version received 26 February 2001
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    7 Don Filtzer
    Work Environment, Work Culture, and the Postwar Reconstruction of Soviet Industry, 1945-1953
    Original version received 26 February 2001
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    6 Paul R. Gregory
    The Dictator's Orders
    Original version received 3 January 2001
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    5 Valery Lazarev and Paul R. Gregory
    Dictators and Cars: a Case Study in the Political Economy of Dictatorship
    Original version received 3 January 2001
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    4 Aleksei Tikhonov and Paul R. Gregory
    Stalin's Last Plan
    Original version received 3 January 2001
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    3 Eugenia Belova
    Economic Crime and Punishment
    Original version received 3 January 2001
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    2 Eugenia Belova and Paul R. Gregory
    Dictators, Loyal and Opportunistic Agents, and Punishment: the Soviet Archives on Creating the Soviet Economic System
    Original version received 30 August 2000
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    1 Paul R. Gregory and Valery Lazarev
    Stalin's Car Dealership: Evidence From the Soviet State and Party Archives
    Original version received 30 August 2000
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