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The European economy since 1945: coordinated capitalism and beyond

Author: Eichengreen, Barry Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 495 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691127107Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print JA70 .E36 E53 2007
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Available 900175654
Book Europe Campus
Main Collection
Print JA70 .E36 E53 2007
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Available 001221062
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The European Coordinated Economy Capitalism since and beyond 1945 Contents LIST OF FIGURES ix LIST OF TABLES xi PREFACE xv LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xix ONE Introduction 1 TWO Mainsprings of Growth 15 Probing Deeper 20 Institutional Foundations of the Golden Age 31 Institutions and History40 The End of the Golden Age 47 THREE The Postwar Situation 52 Reconstruction 54 The Transition to Sustained Growth 59 Normalization and the Political Economy of the Marshall Plan 64 German Economic and Monetary Reform 70 Obstacles to Integration 73 The 1949 Devaluations 77 The European Payments Union 79 FOUR Dawn of the Golden Age 86 Understanding Growth in the 1950s 89 CONTENTS Germany as Pacesetter 93 Next in Line 97 The Laggards 118 Toward the Golden Age 129 FIVE Eastern Europe and the Planned Economy 131 The Strategy of Central Planning 133 Problems of Central Planning 142 Partial Reforms 146 Planning Innovation 154 Regional Integration 155 The End of Reform 160 SIX The Integration of Western Europe 163 Initial Steps 167 EFTA and the British Dilemma176 Economic Effects 178 The Common Agricultural Policy 182 The Luxembourg Compromise 185 Inklings of Monetary Integration 187 The Common Market as an Established Fact 195 SEVEN The Apex of the Golden Age 198 The Heyday of Extensive Growth 199 The Incorporation of the European Periphery 204 Wage Explosion and Labor Conflict 216 The End of the Golden Age 223 EIGHT Mounting Payments Problems 225 Italy's Crisis 226 Britain's Problems 229 The French Crisis and the German Response 238 CONTENTS The Collapse of Bretton Woods 242 The European Response 246 NINE Declining Growth, Rising Rigidities 252 The Productivity Slowdown 253 Innovation 257 Unemployment 263 Stabilization in Britain 277 The EMS Initiative 282 The EMS in Operation 286 The Legacy 290 TEN The Collapse of Central Planning 294 The Survival of Central Planning 296 The Collapse of Communism 301 Recession and Adjustment 303 Dilemmas of Transition 308 Economic Response 310 German Reunification 318 Normalization and Integration 328 ELEVEN Integration and Adjustment 335 The Single Market 336 Integration in Practice 341 From the Delors Report to the Maastricht Treaty 346 The EMS Crisis 357 The Transition to Monetary Union 366 EMU and Its Implications 370 Adjustment and Growth 377 TWELVE Europe at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century 379 Employment and Growth 381 CONTENTS Reducing Unemployment 388 Implications for European Unemployment 393 Productivity Growth 398 Eastern European Prospects and Western European Implications 406 Economic Prospects 412 THIRTEEN The Future of the European Model 414 Battle of the Systems 419 The Shadow of History 423 APPENDIX Sources of Growth 427 REFERENCES 433 INDEX 461

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