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Published: 17 April 2014

206 Pages | Figures and Tables


ISBN: 9780198703631

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Mixed Fortunes

An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Vladimir Popov

  • A new interpretation of the Rise of the West from the sixteenth century onwards
  • Analyses the 'Catch-Up' of developing countries
  • Explains why China is catching up with the West, but Russia is not
  • A non-technical presentation of the Great Divergence and Great Convergence stories: the widening of the gap from 1500 to 1950 and the catch up after 1950