Sokalsky, Ivan

Sokalsky, Ivan [Сокальський, Іван; Sokal's'kyj], b 13 May 1830 in Kharkiv, d 13 May 1896 in Kharkiv. Economist and statistician; brother of Petro Sokalsky and father of Volodymyr I. Sokalsky. A graduate of Kharkiv University (1850) and Kyiv University (PH D, 1872), he taught at the Richelieu Lyceum in Odesa and then at Kharkiv University (from 1858), where he offered the first course in the Russian Empire on the history of economic schools. In 1862–4 he traveled and studied industry, finance, and agriculture in Western Europe. After his return to Kharkiv Sokalsky organized and directed the first one-day censuses in Kharkiv (1866, 1873, and 1879) and studied the cottage industry in Slobidska Ukraine. He also edited the monthly journal of the Kharkiv gubernia statistical committee, Statisticheskii listok (1882–5). He wrote many articles and the monograph Reforma na ocheredi (The Coming Reform, 1895), in which he advocated bimetallism.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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