War and the Macroeconomy
June 29-30, 2005
Conference jointly organized with Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR, London). The Program Committee was composed of Joachim Voth (CREI and UPF) and Alan M. Taylor (UC Davis and NBER).
War has long been regarded as the "father of all things". After the end of the Cold War and September 11, war is back on the agenda as a prime force in the macroeconomy.
The conference reassessed its destructiveness, impact on trade, and the consequences for technological and social change. The conference brought together economic theorists, political scientists, applied economists and economic historians from the US, the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Sweden and Spain. It demonstrated the richness of recent research in the area and the potential for fruitful future work, especially of an interdisciplinary kind.
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Working papers available
Make Trade Not War?
by P. Martin, T. Mayer and M. Thoenig
The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification
by S. Redding and D. Sturm
Collateral Damage: The Economic Impact of War
by A. Taylor and R. Glick
The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam
by G. Roland
Wars, Redistribution and Civilian Expenditures in the US over the 20th Century
by R. Beetsma, A. Cukierman and M. Giuliodori
The Economics World War I: A Comparative Quantitative Analysis
by S. Broadberry and M. Harrison
The Nazi Squeeze on the Capital Markets in Occupied France
by E. White and K. Oosterlink
Measuring Pre-War Threat Perceptions Using Financial Markets: The Nordic Countries before WWII
by B. Frey and D. Waldenström
Capitalizing Patriotism: WWI Liberty Bonds
by H. Rockoff