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Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century

Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century (Hardback)

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How do we define an economic disaster? A difficult question. Most centuries would claim that they have had their share of disasters, but the twentieth century certainly seems to have been more prone to them than the previous one. A number of leading economists and economic historians assemble here to examine nine key disasters with international or global implications.

The First and Second World Wars, the great depression, oil shocks, inflation, financial crises, stock market crashes, the collapse of the Soviet command economy and Third World disasters are discussed in this comprehensive book. The contributors subject these disasters to in-depth assessment, carefully considering their costs and impact on specific countries and regions, as well as assessing them in a global context. The book examines the legacy of economic disasters and asks whether economic disasters are avoidable or whether policymakers can learn from their mistakes.

The book will appeal to a wide variety of social scientists, including those working in economic history, international relations, international political economy and geopolitics.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyBusinessEconomicsFinancial crises & disastersBusinessEconomicsMicroeconomics Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 27/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9781840645897  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edited by Michael J. Oliver, Professor of Economics, ESC Rennes School of Business, France and Associate of Lombard Street Research and Derek H. Aldcroft, Fellow, University of Leicester, UK

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