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The International Economy since 1945

1st Edition

By Sidney Pollard


136 pages

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In The International Economy Since 1945, Sidney Pollard describes the most important global developments in economics during the last half century. In this comprehensive history the author covers all geographical regions and considers the effects of the major countries on each other.

The International Economy Since 1945 analyses institutional issues, such as monetary policy or the multinational company, as well as worldwide issues. The author considers the impact of policies on economic life and includes discussion of:

* the threat to the environment caused by economic change

* advances in technology as they relate to growth

* fluctuations in standards of living in all parts of the world

* policies pursued and how they influence growth

* reactions of other nations to the plight of the Third World

* the Communist and Far Eastern economies

* the impact of World War II on the global economy.

The International Economy Since 1945 debates the key issues of current global and national policy-making and the effects of greater economic integration on inflation and employment.


'An extremely handy and concise guide to post-war international economic history, comprehensive in its treatment of the subject and accessible.' - Dr Scott Newton, University of Cardiff

'Excellent concise introduction to the post-war international economy.' - N. Sage, University of Northampton

'Briliant, short account.' - C. Levy, Goldsmith's College, University of London

'Best introductory read.' - D. Clayton, University of York

'Good contemporary analysis.' - Michael Wood, Southbank University

'A truly gobal range from a leading economic historian - a very useful introductory text.' - David Russell, Bolton Institute of Higher Education

'…a text well attuned to the needs of its intended audience.' - Peter Cain Economic Journal

'It is a fine tribute to a scholar renowned for his skill at synthesis and for an ability to write clearly and to the point.' - Maurice Kirby, History

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The World Economy after the War, 1945–50 Part 1 2. Production and Productivity 3. Trade and Finance 4. The Changing Geography of Economic Activity 5. Standards of Living Part II 6. Global Economic Policies 7. Regional Policies 8. Coping with Boom and Depression

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General