Егор Гайдар и новая институциональная экономическая история
The book "Economic history of Russia: An essay in institutional analysis" demonstrates that beginning with Moscow Rus the country went through various stages of development and forms of the so-called Asian mode of production or "oriental despotism." The authors of the book identified the sources of imports of the institutions of oriental despotism. The problem of institutional competition was successfully revealed. While sharing many other of the book's claims, the reviewer, nevertheless, recommends to pay more attention to the history of beliefs and ideologies. In general, the approach of the authors is clearly innovative and their book should become one of the main sources for studying the institutional history of Russia
The article examines Path Dependence Theory. Exacerbation of dualism of the Russian economy and aggravation of conditions for entrepreneurship are analyzed. The article is also concerned with strengthening of power-property and tendencies of modifi cation of Russian elective institutions.