1st Edition

The German Economy in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Revivals) The German Reich and the Federal Republic

By Hans-Joachim Braun Copyright 1990
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1990, this book traces the logic and the peculiarities of German economic development through the Weimar Republic, Third Reich and Federal Republic. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the period. The book also assesses controversial issues, such as the origins of the Great Depression, the primacy of politics or economics in the decision to invade Poland and the future risks to the Weltmeister economy of the Federal Republic oppressed by unemployment, the huge debts of some of its trading partners, and the possibility of worldwide protectionism.

    Part I. 1870-1948  1. The Economy of the Kaiserreich 1871-1914  2. The First World War  3. Reparations and Inflation  4. Relative Stabilisation  5. The Great Depression  6. The National Socialist Economy  7. The Second World War  8. The Post-War Economy 1945-1948  Part II. The Federal Republic of Germany 1949-1985  9. Economic Growth and Fluctuations  10. Economic Doctrine and Policy  11. Public Finance  12. Capital and Labour  13. Structural Change  14. Foreign Trade


    Braun, Hans-Joachim

    'The book should be part of any economic history collection, for the benefit of graduates, upper-division undergraduates, and specialist alike.' - H. D. Renning, California State University, Stanislaus