The Rockefeller Foundation's Financing of the NBER Study of the Soviet Economy

Jan 01, 2003 | by
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In 1953 the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) made a grant of $275,000 to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for a four-year research project, AStudy of Soviet Economic Growth@ (RF 53125, p. 397). In 1957 an additional grant of $60,000 was made to complete the study, which was not completed until 1962. In January 2003 I visited the Rockefeller Archive Center to research the Rockefeller Foundation funding of the NBER study. My objective was to determine the origin and history of these grants and how the RF and NBER staff interacted in this matter.