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Reflections on the book «The Economic Institutions of the Old Believers» by D.E. Raskov (St. Petersburg: Publishing House of St. Petersburg University. 2012)

Reflections on the book «The Economic Institutions of the Old Believers» by D.E. Raskov (St. Petersburg: Publishing House of St. Petersburg University. 2012)

Journal of Institutional studies, , Vol. 4 (no. 3),
p. 43-48

The author presents a review of the book «The Economic Institutions of the Old Believers». The study is at the crossroads of economic history, economic sociology, economic theory (in the first place, the new institutionalism) and maybe even religious studies. The author tries to understand the mysterious phenomenon of Old Believe entrepreneurship, played a very important role in the economic development of Russia in the late XVIII-early XX centuries.


Keywords: Old Believers entrepreneurship; economic institutions; informal institutions; the Protestant ethic

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