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Institutional Reforms and Economic Policy of the Cabinets of the Weimar Republic in the 1919–1924s


  • Evdokimova, Tatyana

    () (Department of history and law, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University)

  • Nevskiy, Adam

    () (Faculty of economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University)


The article analyzes the economic policies of the first cabinets of the Weimar Republic during the overcoming of the post-war crisis and the transition towards stabilization. The authors describe the variants of the economic transformation programs and investigate the process of preparation and implementation of institutional reforms. It is shown that the adequacy of practices and policies of the first Weimar cabinets corresponded with the “current challenges” and concrete needs of German society. The main attention is focused on building a strong foundation of a social-oriented state as well as on solving the problem of reparations.

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  • Evdokimova, Tatyana & Nevskiy, Adam, 2016. "Institutional Reforms and Economic Policy of the Cabinets of the Weimar Republic in the 1919–1924s," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 176-208, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep1639

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    Weimar Germany; economic policy; idea of the “social state”; reparations; hyperinflation; institutional changes; financial reform; monetary reform; Reichsbank; stabilization policies;

    JEL classification:

    • N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-
    • O23 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism


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