Europe's Postwar Recovery

Europe's Postwar Recovery

by Barry Eichengreen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521482798

ISBN-13: 9780521482790

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Macroeconomic History Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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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