Zakharii Veniaminovich Atlas

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Atlas, Zakharii Veniaminovich


Born June 7, 1903, in Astrakhan. Soviet economist, doctor of economics (1939), professor (1939).

Atlas was graduated from the economics department of Don State University (Rostov-on-Don, 1924). His main works have been on the circulation of money, finance, credit, and pricing. He was chairman of the sub-department of money circulation and credit from 1935 to 1963, and he has been consultant and professor at the Moscow Finance Institute since 1963. He was an expert on the board of Gosbank (State Bank) and participated in the preparation of the 1947 currency reform. He was also a member of the scientific and economic commission of the presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.


Den’gi i kredit pri kapitalizme i v SSSR. Moscow, 1930.
Ocherki iz istorii denezhnogo obrashcheniia v SSSR. Moscow, 1940.
Infliatsiia i valiutnyi krizis v Anglii posle vtoroi mirovoi voiny. Moscow, 1949. (Translated into Polish.)
Khozraschet, rentabel’nost’ i kredit. Moscow, 1966.
Denezhnoe obrashchenie i kredit v SSSR. Moscow, 1947. Second edition: Moscow, 1957. (By an authors’ collective under the leadership of Atlas.)
Sotsialisticheskaia denezhnaia sistema. Moscow, 1969.
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