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The Economics of World War II

The Economics of World War II
Six Great Powers in International Comparison

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Part of Studies in Macroeconomic History

Mark Harrison, Stephen Broadberry, Peter Howlett, Hugh Rockoff, Werner Abeshauser, Vera Zamagni, Akira Hara
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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785037

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About the Authors
  • This book, the result of an international collaborative project, provides a new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers: the UK, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USSR. A chapter is devoted to each country, while the introductory chapter presents a comparative overview. It aims to provide a text of statistical reference for those interested in international and comparative economic history, the history of World War II, the history of economic policy, and comparative economic systems.

    • Examines the effect of economics on the outcomes of the war
    • Highly acclaimed in hardback, now available in paper
    • The result of an international collaborative project
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    "Harrison has put together an extremely useful book on comparative economic history. The six essays are all very well done, and all conclude with sections outlining the impact of the war on post-war growth. This book adds to our understanding of war economics and the shape of the world economy in the second half of the twentieth century." Geofrey Mills, EH.NET

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785037
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 114 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of abbreviations
    1. The economics of World War II: an overview Mark Harrison
    2. The United Kingdom: 'Victory at all costs' Stephen Broadberry and Peter Howlett
    3. The United States: from ploughshares to swords Hugh Rockoff
    4. Germany: guns, butter and economic miracles Werner Abelshauser
    5. Italy: how to lose the war and win the peace Vera Zamagni
    6. Japan: guns before rice Akira Hara
    7. The Soviet Union: the defeated victor Mark Harrison

  • Editor

    Mark Harrison, University of Warwick
    Mark Harrison writes about the history and economics of Russia, conflict, defence and security. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.


    Mark Harrison, Stephen Broadberry, Peter Howlett, Hugh Rockoff, Werner Abeshauser, Vera Zamagni, Akira Hara

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