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The World Economy between the World Wars

Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin, and Gianni Toniolo


This book surveys the main events in the international economy from the outbreak of the First World War to the end of the Second World War: a period of time variously defined as the “globalization backlash”, the “Second Thirty Years War”, or simply “the World in Depression”. The book starts with the unfortunate peace settlement after the First World War and progresses to the ensuing hyperinflations and financial crises; from the attempts at rebuilding an international economic and monetary order in the face of rapid technical progress and productivity growth to the policy mistakes that brought ... More

Keywords: interwar economy, world wars, Great Depression, financial crises, hyperinflation, globalization, unemployment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles H. Feinstein, author
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Peter Temin, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Gianni Toniolo, author
University of Venice