An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe

  title={An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe},
  author={Iv{\'a}n T. Berend},
This new edition of Ivan T. Berend's leading overview of economic regimes and economic performance from the start of the twentieth century to the present is fully updated to incorporate recent events, including the causes and impacts of the 2008 financial-economic crisis. Praised for its clear prose and uncluttered analytical style as well as its use of illustrative case studies, this is an integrated, comparative account of European economic development from the evolution of capitalism to the… 

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