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Economic disasters of the twentieth century

Author: Michael J Oliver; Derek Howard Aldcroft
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Economic disasters of the twentieth century.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)66294215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Oliver; Derek Howard Aldcroft
ISBN: 9781847205490 1847205496
OCLC Number: 165928865
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 361 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Michael J. Oliver and Derek H. Aldcroft --
'Destruction ... and misery' : the First World War / John Singleton --
The Great Depression, 1929-33 / W.R. Garside --
The Second World War as an economic disaster / Niall Ferguson --
The rise, fall and rise again of OPEC / Michael Beenstock --
Inflation in the twentieth century / Forrest H. Capie --
Financial crises / Michael J. Oliver --
Stock market crashes / Geoffrey E. Wood --
The demise of the command economies in the Soviet Union and its outer empire / Steven Morewood --
The fatal inversion : the African growth disaster / Derek H. Aldcroft.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Oliver and Derek H. Aldcroft.

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