The World in Depression, 1929-1939

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"The World in Depression is the best book on the subject, and the subject, in turn, is the economically decisive decade of the century so far."--John Kenneth Galbraith
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Recovery from the First World War
14
The Boom
42
The Agricultural Depression
70
Australian export prices in Australian currency sterling
86
The 1929 Stock Market Crash
95
New York stock prices 192638
109
U S and German merchandise imports 192830
115
The World Economic Conference
197
Daily exchange rates commodity prices and stock prices
217
The Beginnings of Recovery
230
The Gold Bloc Yields
246
Relationship between French and English prices 193039
248
The 1937 Recession
261
Rearmament in a Disintegrating World Economy
276
Changes in industrial production in selected countries 192429
279

The Slide to the Abyss
117
Yields on foreign bonds by ratings compared with highgrade
121
More Deflation
168
The contracting spiral of world trade January 1929March
170
An Explanation of the 1929 Depression
288
Bibliography
307
Index
333
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