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Drastic Measures
A History of Wage and Price Controls in the United States

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Part of Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: June 1984
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521244961

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  • This is a history of America's use of wage and price controls from colonial times to Richard Nixon's experiment with controls in the 1970s. It explores the impact of controls on prices and productivity, side-effects such as the growth of black markets and the expansion of government, and the relationship between controls and monetary policy. The central conclusion is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, there are situations where the net effect of controls can be positive. In particular, temporary controls may reduce the unemployment and lost output usually associated with disinflation.

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    • Date Published: June 1984
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521244961
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' preface
    Preface
    1. The debate over controls
    2. Forgotten experiments
    3. World War I
    4. World War II: attacking inflation directly
    5. World War II: the market under controls
    6. The Korean War
    7. The Vietnam War
    8. Lessons for the recent crisis
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Hugh Rockoff

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