Originally published in 1987 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, this fascinating collection of essays, from an eminent ‘insider’ to the Marshall Plan, combines economics, politics and history to provide authoritative and personal insights into the creation of one of the greatest foreign aid programmes of the twentieth century.
Any reader interested in the Marshall Plan itself, the inner workings of a major act of US foreign policy, and its many economic, political and historical facets will welcome the reissue of this valuable book from one of America’s most distinguished economists.
Table of Contents
1. Excerpts from the Cleveland-Moore-Kindleberger Memorandum of 12 June 1947, on a European Recovery Programme 2. Memorandum for the Files: Origins of the Marshall Plan 3. Germany and the Economic Recovery of Europe 4. European Economic Integration 5. The European Recovery Programme 6. The Marshall Plan and the Cold War 7. An Excerpt from an Oral History, Truman Library 8. THE OECD and the Third World 9. Machlup on Integration 10. The American Origins of the Marshall Plan: A View from the State Department 11. Toward the Marshall plan: A Memoir of Policy Development in Germany, 1945-47 12. Finnish War Reparations 13. Belgium After World War II: An Experiment in Supply-side Economics 14. Did Dollars Save the World?
‘Looking back at Kindleberger’s achievement, and then looking around today, one can only record, with regret, that there is no "new Kindleberger" on the horizon, and there is not likely to be.’ – Journal of Economic History
"… Presents perspectives on the formative days of the Marshall Plan in 1947 and 1948…" – Journal of Economic Literature (June 2010)