Groman was the son of a German father and Russian mother. He joined the Mensheviks in 1905. He was exiled to Tver Oblast where he developed his statistical methods.
First World War
Groman was concerned with rising food prices which started following the outbreak of the First World War. He was involved in the 'Committee to Study the Current High Prices' set up by the Chuprov Society. In 1915 the Tsarist authorities were concerned about the disorganisation of the economy and set up the Special Committee on Food, to which Gorman was appointed as representative of the Union of Cities.
Groman was responsible for proposing the foundation of the All-Russian Food-Supply Council of Ten which provided politically neutral institution to manage food supply.
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