IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

On the Discussion of the Economic Policy of Germany from Weimar to Hitler
[К Дискуссиям Об Экономической Политике Германии От Веймара До Гитлера]


  • Holtfrerich, Carl-Ludwig (Хольтфрерих, Карл-Людвиг)

    () (Department of Economics of the Free University of Berlin)


The article reviews the central themes of the discussion about economic policy of the Weimar Republic immediately before and during the worldwide economic crisis of the end of 1920s and the beginning of 1930s. The author uses for this purpose a collection of papers published as a Festschrift in honor of German economic historian Knut Borchardt. The article discusses such topics as the role of the German economic and in particular monetary policy in genesis and development of the crisis, anti-crisis policy options at the German government’s disposal, impact of wages’ rigidity and international monetary and economic relations on the economic situation in the period immediately preceding the establishment of the Nazi regime

Suggested Citation

  • Holtfrerich, Carl-Ludwig (Хольтфрерих, Карл-Людвиг), 2016. "On the Discussion of the Economic Policy of Germany from Weimar to Hitler
    [К Дискуссиям Об Экономической Политике Германии От Веймара До Гитлера]
    ," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 209-223, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep16310

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Eichengreen, Barry, 1996. "Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195101133.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    Weimar Republic; economic history of Germany; Great Depression; monetary policy; fiscal policy; rigidity of wages.;

    JEL classification:

    • N14 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Europe: 1913-
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep16310. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (RANEPA maintainer). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.