Postwar Economic Reconstruction and Lessons for the East Today

Postwar Economic Reconstruction and Lessons for the East Today

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 264 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780262041362
  • DDC分類 338.94009045

基本説明

Examines parallels between the situation in Eastern Europe today and the issues facing Europe and Japan after W.W.II.

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The case studies in this book examine significant parallels between the situation in Eastern Europe today and the issues facing Europe and Japan after World War II, offering insights on what kinds of policy actions will be most effective in this difficult period of reconstruction.The breakup of the Soviet Union and the consequent extraordinary problems faced by Eastern European nations raise pressing economic questions. The case studies in this book examine significant parallels between the situation in Eastern Europe today and the issues facing Europe and Japan after World War II, offering insights on what kinds of policy actions will be most effective in this difficult period of reconstruction. The essays address such topics as the relative roles of government and the market; economic openness; industrial conversion from war to peacetime production; the roles of institutions, enterprises, the business community, and their work staffs; and external control of policy measures, of resources made available by the outside world, and of the general external environment. In their introductory chapter, the editors provide an overview that addresses the question of whether reconstruction can ever be managed smoothly.ContentsOpenness, Wage Restraint, and Macroeconomic Stability: West Germany's Road to Prosperity 1948-1959, H. Giersch, K. H. Paque, M. Schmieding * The Lucky Miracle: Germany 1945-1951, H. Wolf * Inflation and Stabilization in Italy 1946-1951, M. De Cecco and F. Giavazzi * Economic Reconstruction in France 1945-1958, G. Saint-Paul * Reconstruction and the U.K. Postwar Welfare State: False Start and New Beginning, P. Minford * A Perspective on Postwar Reconstruction in Finland, J. Paunio * The Reconstruction and Stabilization of the Postwar Japanese Economy, K. Hamada and M. Kasuya * The Marshall Plan: History's Most Successful Structural Adjustment Program, J. B. De Long and B. Eichengreen * Lessons for Eastern Europe Today, 0. Blanchard, R. Portes, W. Nolling

Contents

Openness, wage restraint and macroeconomic stability - West Germany's road to prosperity 1948-1959, H. Giersch et al; the lucky miracle - Germany 1945-1951, H. Wolf; inflation and stabilization in Italy 1946-1951, M. De Cecco and F. Giavazzi; economic reconstruction in France 1945-1958, G. Saint-Paul; reconstruction and the UK postwar welfare state - false start and new beginning, P. Minford; a perspective on post-war reconstrction in Finland, J. Paunio; the reconstruction and stabilization of the postwar Japanese economy, K. Hamada and M. Kasuya; the Marshall plan - history's most successful structural adjustment programme, J.B. De Long and B. Eichengreen; lessons for Eastern Europe today, O. Blanchard et al.