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Dmytro Mykhailychenko

Fellows from Ukraine (10/2022-11/2022)


Kharkiv Jewish Economist Scholars in the First Half of the 20th Century


Dmytro MykhailychenkoThe project aims to the Kharkiv Jewish economist scholars in the first half of the 20th century. It has a dual objective; firstly, it includes formation of research databases and a series of biographical studies; secondly, it involves a comparative study of the lives, academic carriers, and scientific methodologies in the regional and global context. At the beginning of the 20th century, talented Jewish youth in the Russian Empire actively entered higher education. Despite restrictive quotas and violent chauvinist campaigns, they became prominent theorists and researchers, even in such a scientific and academic centre as Kharkiv, capital of the Soviet Ukraine from 1919 to 1934. Nevertheless, this rapid development was tragically brought down by the Stalinist repressions, and the Holocaust. In a broader perspective, this project contributes to the study of Jewish economists’ integration into the world elite of economic science in the period under review.


Dmytro Mykhailychenko holds a Ph.D. in History and is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics. His research interests embrace the history of economics and economic thought in Ukraine. He is the author of biographical studies of twentieth century Jewish economists in Kharkiv, namely the 1971 Nobel Laureate in Economics Simon Kuznets and the architect of the 1965 Economic Reform in the USSR Yevsei Liberman, economic science and education.

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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:


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