The Economics of the Great Depression

Title

The Economics of the Great Depression

Year

1998

DOI

10.17848/9780585322049

Abstract

This book contributes to our understanding of the Great Depression's immediate and long-term impacts on the American economy. Editor Mark Wheeler has gathered six scholars from a range of subdisciplines within economics who, together, offer a diverse look at the Depressions's effects on the nation's GDP, workers and labor markets, and monetary policy.

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Contents

Introduction / Mark Wheeler

  1. Labor and Labor Markets in the 1930s / Robert A. Margo
  2. Uneven Impacts of the Great Depression: Industries, Regions, and Nations / Carol E. Heim
  3. The Great Depression as a Historical Problem / Michael A.Bernstein
  4. Propagation of the Depression: Theories and Evidence / James S. Fackler
  5. Monetary Policy in the Great Depression and Beyond: The Sources of the Fed's Inflation Bias / David C. Wheelock
  6. Understanding the Great Depression: Lessons for Current Policy / Stephen G. Cecchetti

Note

Developed from lectures given at Western Michigan University as part of the 1996-1997 lecture series

ISBN

9780880991919 (pbk.) ; 9780585322049 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics

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Wheeler, Mark, ed. 1998. The Economics of the Great Depression. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780585322049