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The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison / Edition 1

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Overview

This book, the result of an international collaborative project, provides a new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers: the UK, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USSR. A chapter is devoted to each country, while the introductory chapter presents a comparative overview. It aims to provide a text of statistical reference for those interested in international and comparative economic history, the history of World War II, the history of economic policy, and comparative economic systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521785037
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Studies in Macroeconomic History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Harrison writes about the history and economics of Russia, conflict, defence and security. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; List of abbreviations; 1. The economics of World War II: an overview Mark Harrison; 2. The United Kingdom: 'Victory at all costs' Stephen Broadberry and Peter Howlett; 3. The United States: from ploughshares to swords Hugh Rockoff; 4. Germany: guns, butter and economic miracles Werner Abelshauser; 5. Italy: how to lose the war and win the peace Vera Zamagni; 6. Japan: guns before rice Akira Hara; 7. The Soviet Union: the defeated victor Mark Harrison; Bibliography; Index.

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