In Soviet Russia, data finds you!
September 18, 2010 6:11 PM Subscribe
Where can I find historical GDP data for the old Soviet Union?
posted by moorooka to Education (3 answers total)
The Penn World Table
and other datasets from the World Bank and similar agencies have got annual GDP data for most countries going back to at least 1970. But there is a huge gap for the Soviet Union, and data on Russia and the other republics just appear out of nowhere in 1992.
I know they had issues with recording methodologies etc but I just need some half-reliable numbers from a half-reputable source to plug this hole.