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Depression, war, and Cold War studies in political economy

Author: Robert Higgs
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Aims to recast our view of the relations between the federal government and the economy from the New Deal era to the end of the Cold War, presenting evidence, statistical analyses, and different interpretations of familiar data. This book is of interest to students, researchers, and educated lay people in political economy and economic history.
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Higgs, Robert.
Depression, war, and Cold War studies in political economy.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)64311633
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Higgs
ISBN: 9780195346084 0195346084 1280845554 9781280845550
OCLC Number: 77804432
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction; 1 Regime Uncertainty: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why Prosperity Resumed after the War; 2 Private Profit, Public Risk: Institutional Antecedents of the Modern Military Procurement System in the Rearmament Program of 1940-41; 3 Wartime Prosperity? A Reassessment of the U.S. Economy in the 1940s; 4 Wartime Socialization of Investment: A Reassessment of U.S. Capital Formation in the 1940s; 5 From Central Planning to the Market: The American Transition, 1945-47; 6 The Cold War Economy: Opportunity Costs, Ideology, and the Politics of Crisis.
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