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The bombing of Germany: the economic geography of war-induced dislocation in West German industry

Vonyó, Tamás (2012) The bombing of Germany: the economic geography of war-induced dislocation in West German industry. European Review of Economic History, 16 (1). pp. 97-118. ISSN 1474-0044

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Identification Number: 10.1093/ereh/her006

Abstract

This paper reveals the impact of wartime destruction in urban housing on regional economic growth in West Germany between 1939 and 1950. I demonstrate econometrically that the German economy remained severely dislocated as long as the urban housing stock had not been rebuilt. The recovery of urban industry was constrained by a war-induced labour shortage and, therefore, industrial capacities remained underutilized. In contrast, the growth of the rural economy was facilitated by labour expansion, which depressed industrial labour productivity. I apply instrumental variables to account for endogeneity and robust regressions to adjust for the impact of outliers.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ereh.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2012 European Historical Economics Society
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 13:43
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50079

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