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Economic integration across borders: The Polish interwar economy 1921 1937

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  • TRENKLER, CARSTEN
  • WOLF, NIKOLAUS

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In this article we study the issue of cross-border economic integration in the context of Poland s reunification from 1919. We find that the Polish interwar economy can be regarded as integrated with some restrictions. Moreover, a significant negative impact of the former partition borders on the integration level in the early 1920s vanishes in the middle of the 1920s. This suggests that the post-reunification integration was surprisingly successful. The degree of integration is comparable to that of 19th century France.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal European Review of Economic History.

Volume (Year): 9 (2005)
Issue (Month): 02 (August)
Pages: 199-231

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