The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, Volume 2: 1870 to the Present

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, Volume 2: 1870 to the Present

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Cambridge University Press, 6/24/2010
EAN 9780521708395, ISBN10: 0521708397

Paperback, 486 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Unlike most existing textbooks on the economic history of modern Europe, which offer a country-by-country approach, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe rethinks Europe's economic history since 1700 as unified and pan-European, with the material organized by topic rather than by country. This second volume tracks Europe's economic history through three major phases since 1870. The first phase was an age of globalization and of European economic and political dominance that lasted until the First World War. The second, from 1914 to 1945, was one of war, deglobalization, and depression and the third was one of growing integration not only within Europe but also between Europe and the global economy. Leading authors offer comprehensive and accessible introductions to these patterns of globalization and deglobalization as well as to key themes in modern economic history such as economic growth, business cycles, sectoral developments, and population and living standards.

Part I. Before the First World War
1. Globalization, 1870–1914 Guillaume Daudin, Matthias Morys and Kevin H. O'Rourke
2. Aggregate growth, 1870–1914
growing at the production frontier Albert Carreras and Camilla Josephson
3. Sectoral developments, 1870–1914 Stephen Broadberry, Giovanni Federico and Alexander Klein
4. Business cycles, 1870–1914 Marc Flandreau, Juan Flores, Clemens Jobst and David Khoudour-Casteras
5. Population and living standards, 1870–1914 Carol Leonard and Jonas Ljungberg
Part II. The World Wars and the Interwar Period
6. War and disintegration, 1914–50 Jari Eloranta and Mark Harrison
7. Business cycles and economic policy, 1914–45 Albrecht Ritschl and Tobias Straumann
8. Aggregate growth, 1913–50 Joan R. Roses and Nikolaus Wolf
9. Sectoral developments, 1914–45 Erik Buyst and Piotr Franaszek
10. Population and living standards, 1914–45 Robert Millward and Joerg Baten
Part III. From the Second World War to the Present
11. The economic impact of European integration Barry Eichengreen and Andrea Boltho
12. Aggregate growth, 1950–2005 Nicholas Crafts and Gianni Toniolo
13. Sectoral developments, 1945–2000 Stefan Houpt, Pedro Lains and Lennart Schön
14. Business cycles and economic policy, 1945–2007 Stefano Battilossi, James Foreman-Peck and Gerhard Kling
15. Population and living standards, 1945–2005 Dudley Baines, Neil Cummins and Max-Stephan Schulze.

'This ambitious and timely book is something quite new: a multi-authored undergraduate economic history text that is resolutely pan-European in its approach. The promiscuous presence of so many nation-states in virtually every chapter is very exciting. The outcome - an explicitly comparative and interdisciplinary analysis (with lots of elementary and intermediate economics) by three dozen of the best practitioners in the field - is a resounding success.' Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin