Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century

Oliver, Michael J. and Aldcroft, Derek H. eds. (2007). Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century. Edward Elgar.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781847205490

Abstract

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.

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