The European Economy Since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
In 1945, many Europeans still heated with coal, cooled their food with ice, and lacked indoor plumbing. Today, things could hardly be more different. Over the second half of the twentieth century, the average European's buying power tripled, while working hours fell by a third. "The European Economy since 1945" is a broad, accessible, forthright account of the extraordinar...more
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published November 13th 2006 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2006)
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I had to read a few chapters of this book for a course I took in European economic history. Largely, the book (at least the parts I read) details "the golden age", roughly the period from 1945 to 1973, which was a time when the countries of Western Europe recovered rapidly from the staggering devastation caused by World War II.
Barry Eichengreen* is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England). In 1997-98 he was Senior...moreMore about Barry Eichengreen...