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Robert William Davies
British historian

Robert William Davies

Robert William Davies
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Intro British historian
Is Historian
From United Kingdom
Field Social science
Gender male
Birth 23 April 1925, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 98 years
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Robert William "Bob" Davies, best known as R. W. Davies, (born 23 April 1925) is professor emeritus of Soviet Economic Studies, University of Birmingham. He was born in London. He served in the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1946.

His research contributions in the history of the Soviet Union are recognized by the peers.


  • Soviet history in the Yeltsin Era, 1997
  • Soviet history in the Gorbachev revolution, 1989, ISBN 0-253-31604-9
  • Soviet economic development from Lenin to Khrushchev, 1998, ISBN 0-521-62260-3
  • Crisis and Progress in the Soviet Economy (1931–1933), 1996
  • (compiled and edited by R.W. Davies) The Stalin-Kaganovich correspondence, 1931–1936, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-300-09367-5
  • (with Mark Harrison, S. G. Wheatcroft) The Economic transformation of the Soviet Union, 1913–1945, Cambridge University Press, 1994, ISBN 0-521-45152-3
  • (edited by S. G. Wheatcroft, Robert William Davies) Materials for a balance of the Soviet national economy, 1928–1930
  • (with Denis J. B. Shaw) The Soviet Union, Unwin Hyman, 1989, ISBN 0-04-445205-5
  • The Soviet Collective Farm 1929–1930 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1980)
  • The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931–33 by R.W. Davies and S.G. Wheatcroft, 2004
  • The Soviet economy in turmoil, 1929–1930 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Pressversity Press, 1989)
  • The Years of Progress: the Soviet Economy, 1934-1936, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014)
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