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This book provides a comprehensive study of the economic history of New Zealand. It is for use as a textbook, and will be of interest to economic historians for its comprehensive coverage of the subject. It provides a clear and readable account that will be accessible to those without a background in economics. The book covers the period since European settlement, with particular emphasis on the postwar economy. It deals with the economic problems encountered in establishing a trading economy in New Zealand and in maintaining it and adapting it to the evolving international economy. It looks closely at the development and performance of different sectors of the economy, the influence of the government and the response to international economic conditions. It also considers the way in which New Zealand society has been shaped by the problems encountered and by the solutions to those problems.
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- Date Published: August 1985
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521278690
- length: 372 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.55kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. New Zealand and its people
2. The land and its produce to about 1890
3. Manufacturing and services to about 1930
4. Economic aggregates in the nineteenth century
5. The consequences of refrigeration, 1890–1930
6. Government and society before the 1930s
8. Reaction to Depression
9. Controlled economy, 1938 to about 1968 and after
10. Population and employment after 1945
11. The international context
12. Agriculture since 1938
13. Protected industry and sheltered services
14. Construction and investment
15. Government and the economy after 1938
16. Before and after 1967–68.
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