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Prosperity and depression in the European economy and during interwar years (1913-1950) : an introduction

  • Wolf, Nikolaus
  • Rosés, Joan R.

We survey aggregate growth in a sample of 27 European countries during the interwar period. We discuss the available data, possible explanations for a slowdown in growth rates and test the explanatory power of several hypotheses put forward in the literature.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola in its series IFCS - Working Papers in Economic History.WH with number wp08-10.

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