The causes and consequences of the Great Depression have been the subject of a vast profusion of literature within the field of macroeconomics. In this research review, Randall Parker brings together the most authoritative works written by some of the leading experts in this field. The articles give a comprehensive overview of the build-up and immediate aftermath of the Depression followed by detailed analyses of the reasons behind this economic catastrophe. The vital research undertaken on the operation of the interwar gold standard, which has deepened our understanding of the Depression and its international character, is charted. The review concludes with an investigation into the Real Business Cycle approach to the Depression.
About this Research Review
About Elgar Research Reviews
Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.
The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.
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