Autarchy, Market Disintegration, and Health: The Mortality and Nutritional Crisis in Nazi Germany, 1933-1937

  title={Autarchy, Market Disintegration, and Health: The Mortality and Nutritional Crisis in Nazi Germany, 1933-1937},
  author={Jorg Baten and Andrea Wagner},
  journal={CESifo Working Paper Series},
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