Balkan Economic History, 1550-1950: From Imperial by John R. Lampe

By John R. Lampe

Western financial historians have often targeting the good fortune tales of significant constructed economies, whereas improvement economists have given such a lot in their attnetion to the issues of the 3rd international. The authors of this pioneering paintings examine part of Europe overlooked through either ways. Modernizing styles in Balkan fiscal historical past are traced from the 16th century (when the territory was once shared through Ottoman and Habsburg empires), throughout the 19th century (when they emerged as self reliant states), to the top of worldwide struggle II and its aftermath. regardless of current changes in fiscal systems—Greece's deepest marketplace economic climate, Yugoslavia's deliberate marketplace financial system, and the centrally deliberate economies of Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania—the authors locate that shared origins and customary next reviews are plentiful justifications for treating the realm as an monetary unit. Balkan monetary background, 1550-1950 may be a massive case learn for improvement economists and may supply historians with the 1st analytical and statistical examine to survey the whole zone from the beginning of the early sleek interval.

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