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Michael Ellman

Michael Ellman (born July 27, 1942) has been a professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam since 1978. (Hе is now an emeritus professor) He has written on the economics of the Soviet Union, transition economics, Russia and comparative economic systems.


  • Prizes and honours 1
  • Key publications 2
  • Sources 3
  • External links 4

Prizes and honours

Key publications

  • Planning Problems in the USSR: The contribution of mathematical methods to their solution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973). (Italian edition 1979, Hungarian translation for internal official use 1970s, Russian translation for internal official use 1970s.)
  • Did the agricultural surplus provide the resources for the increase in investment in the USSR during the First Five Year Plan Economic Journal December 1975. (Russian translation Voprosy ekonomiki January 1992.)
  • Transformation, depression and economics: some lessons, Journal of Comparative Economics August 1994. Reprinted in P.G.Hare & J.R.Davis (eds) Transition to the market economy (London: Routledge, 1997) vol.1.
  • with V.Kontorovich (eds) The destruction of the Soviet economic system: an insiders' history (New York: M.E.Sharpe, 1998).
  • The 1947 Soviet famine and the entitlement approach to famines, Cambridge Journal of Economics September 2000.


  • )Accessed August 2010Homepage at the University of Amsterdam (
  • Michael Ellman, Policy Innovations: a publication of Carnegie Council.

External links

  • Prof. Michael Ellman

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