This book reassesses Western Europe's miraculous economic recovery from World War II, exposing the role of international institutions.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction and Survey: 1. Mainsprings of economic recovery in post-war Europe Barry Eichengreen; Part II. The Marshall Plan: 2. The Marshall Plan reconsidered Lucrezia Reichlin; 3. Influencing aid recipients: Marshall Plan lessons for contemporary aid donors Chiarella Esposito; Part III. Other International Intitiatives: 4. The IMF and the creation of the Bretton Woods System, 1944–58 Harold James; 5. The GATT's contribution to economic recovery in post-war Western Europe Douglas A. Irwin; 6. The European Coal and Steel Community: an object lesson? John Gillingham; 7. The European Payments Union: an efficient mechanism for rebuilding Europe's trade? Barry Eichengreen; Part IV. Country Studies: 8. Germany and the political economy of the Marshall Plan, 1947–52: a re-revisionist view Helge Berger and Albrecht Ritschl; 9. 'You've never had it so good?': British economic policy and performance, 1945–60 N. F. R. Crafts; 10. 'Belgian miracle' to slow growth: the impact of the Marshall Plan and the European Payments Union Isabelle Cassiers; 11. France: real and monetary aspects of exchange rate policy under the Fourth Republic Gilles Saint-Paul; Part V. Synthesis: 12. Post-war Germany in the European context: domestic and external determinants of growth Holger C. Wolf; Index.
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