Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

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among scholars working in the field of social sciences
Volume LI 2 - 2017

Winners and Losers: Europe and Debt after the Great War and after the Great Recession

Giuseppe Bertola,
pp. 121-130
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Reviewing views once expressed by J. M. Keynes, and adopting some of their great brevity, persuasive prose, and occasionally cryptic logic, this essay compares the economic and political sources and consequences of the Great War boom and bust in Europe to those of the similar if so far less dramatic income swings and debt experiences of Euro area countries.