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Europe's Postwar Recovery : Studies in Monetary & Financial History - Barry Eichengreen

Europe's Postwar Recovery

Studies in Monetary & Financial History

By: Barry Eichengreen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th December 1995
ISBN: 9780521482790
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book reassesses Western Europe's miraculous economic recovery from World War II and the crisis of 1947. The contributors expose the role of international institutions and contrast the very different national experiences. Their historical analysis has policy relevance--to the debate over the Maastricht Treaty and the Single Market Programme, to the difficulties of adjustment in formerly centrally planned economies, and to reform of the Bretton Woods institutions. This book will be of interest to students of modern European history and to economists.

"Weurope's Post-War Recovery is a concise exposition of the favorable influence of international institutions on the European economies. It is written by leading specialists who have presented elsewhere their views at greater length. Its central chapters deserve tp reach a wide audience." Pierre Sicsic, Journal of Economic Literature "...the volume provides a good overview on contemporary research. As such, it should find a wide readership among economic historians, economists, political historians, and political scientists. Moreover, the book contains some real treasures that make it indispensable for the specialist." Journal of Economic History

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction and Survey
Mainsprings of economic recovery in post-war Europe
The Marshall Plan
The Marshall Plan reconsidered
Influencing aid recipients: Marshall Plan lessons for contemporary aid donors
Other International Intitiatives
The IMF and the creation of the Bretton Woods System, 1944-58
The GATT's contribution to economic recovery in post-war Western Europe
The European Coal and Steel Community: an object lesson?
The European Payments Union: an efficient mechanism for rebuilding Europe's trade?
Country Studies
Germany and the political economy of the Marshall Plan, 1947-52: a re-revisionist view
'You've never had it so good?': British economic policy and performance, 1945-60
'Belgian miracle' to slow growth: the impact of the Marshall Plan and the European Payments Union
France: real and monetary aspects of exchange rate policy under the Fourth Republic
Synthesis
Post-war Germany in the European context: domestic and external determinants of growth
Index
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ISBN: 9780521482790
ISBN-10: 0521482798
Series: Studies in Monetary & Financial History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 7th December 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.93  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.67