American Economic Development since 1945: Growth, Decline and Rejuvenation

  • Authors
  • Samuel Rosenberg

Part of the The Contemporary United States book series (TCUS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 3-18
    3. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 19-39
  3. The Making of an Institutional Framework, 1945–60

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 83-99
  4. Strains Developing within the Institutional Framework, 1960–71

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 124-140
    3. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 161-179
  5. The Unmaking of an Institutional Framework and the Recreation of Another, 1971–2000

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 183-207
    3. Samuel Rosenberg
      Pages 208-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-339

About this book


This clearly-written book provides an historical analysis of postwar economic development in the United States, helping the reader to understand the nation's current economic position. Samuel Rosenberg investigates three postwar phases: the creation of an institutional framework setting the stage for prosperity in the U.S. after World War II; the forces undermining this institutional framework and the resulting stagflation of the 1970s; and the recreation of a new institutional structure in the 1980s. Basic economic concepts are introduced and explained throughout and specific attention is paid to macroeconomic policy, industrial relations, the role of the U.S. in the world economy, social and labour policy, the structure of the labour force, and the distribution of income by race and gender.


development economic development economic growth economic policy growth Keynes macroeconomics Stagflation USA

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