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The Making of New Zealand : An Economic History - G. R. Hawke

The Making of New Zealand

An Economic History

Paperback Published: 4th November 1985
ISBN: 9780521278690
Number Of Pages: 372

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This book provides a comprehensive study of the economic history of New Zealand. It is for use as a textbook, and will be of interest to economic historians for its comprehensive coverage of the subject. It provides a clear and readable account that will be accessible to those without a background in economics. The book covers the period since European settlement, with particular emphasis on the postwar economy. It deals with the economic problems encountered in establishing a trading economy in New Zealand and in maintaining it and adapting it to the evolving international economy. It looks closely at the development and performance of different sectors of the economy, the influence of the government and the response to international economic conditions. It also considers the way in which New Zealand society has been shaped by the problems encountered and by the solutions to those problems.

New Zealand and its people
The land and its produce to about 1890
Manufacturing and services to about 1930
Economic aggregates in the nineteenth century
The consequences of refrigeration, 1890-1930
Government and society before the 1930s
Reaction to Depression
Controlled economy, 1938 to about 1968 and after
Population and employment after 1945
The international context
Agriculture since 1938
Protected industry and sheltered services
Construction and investment
Government and the economy after 1938
Before and after 1967-68
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ISBN: 9780521278690
ISBN-10: 0521278694
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 4th November 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.54