The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Chayanov, Alexander Vasil’evich (1888–1939)

  • Amiya K. Bagchi
Reference work entry


Chayanov is the best-known exponent of the theory of peasant economy developed by the Organization and Production School of Russian agricultural economists. The latter were active from around 1905 down to the period of the New Economic Policy adopted by the Soviet regime.

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