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The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective by Richard Pomfret

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-06217-7
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Peter Temin of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.2.513.r13
Review Pages: 543-44

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Peter Temin of Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviews "The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective" by Richard Pomfret. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores how the modern economy has been shaped by economic and political events throughout the last century. Discusses the age of liberty; war and depression; the Soviet economic model; multilateralism and welfare state in the first world; decolonization and cold war; the conservative reaction in the West; the collapse of central planning; the end of the third world; and the move from the age of equality to the age of fraternity. Pomfret is Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide. Index.


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D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
N40: Economic History: Government, War, Law, and Regulation: General, International, or Comparative
P10: Capitalist Systems: General
P20: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: General


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