Истоки: экономика — «мрачная наука»?
The second section contains the texts presentedat the Round table on the issues of modern macroeconomics, which include a fundamental contribution by R.M. Entov. The almanac also features articles by N.A. Rozinskaya, D. Dear and M. Shiotanion the economic relations between the Russian Empire and the East in the late 19th – early 20th centuries, as well as an article by the Bulgarian colleagues N. Nenovsky and P. Penchev on the activities of S. Demosthenov and N. Dolinsky, Russian émigré economists in Bulgaria. The article by L.S. Grebnev, an employee of the Gosplan in the 1970s and 1980s, is dedicated to the history of the Soviet economy. E.G. Yasin shares his reflections inspired by the analysis of Grebnev’sarticle. Yu.B. Kochevrin’s article contains an original analysis of the theory and practice of the functioning of monetary system underreal socialism in the USSR. The issue concludes with a previously unpublished memoir about L.V. Kantorovich.
The almanac is designed for students and professors of economics, as well as for researchers and all interested in the history of economic thought and national economy.
Two problems associated with the adequacy of traditional methods for describing the national economy as an object of study are considered. The first of them is due to the fact that technological progress leads to a decrease in the degree of representativeness of traditional macroeconomic indicators, i.e. to reduce the degree of representativeness of generally accepted methods of describing the economy. The second problem is related to the erosion of the borders of the national economy in connection with the processes of globalization, which leads to the fact that the national economy is gradually losing its representativeness as an object of study.
To date, macroeconomic science has grown extraordinarily and acquired thousands of interesting theoretical models and serious empirical research. The purpose of this work is to draw the attention of Russian researchers to some issues that seem especially significant.