The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Reparations

  • Kim Oosterlinck
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1358

Abstract

Reparations for damage caused, paid by the loser following wars, have been known since Antiquity, although much of the literature focuses on the First World War. There has been much debate, both politically and among economists, on the appropriate basis on which to pay.

Keywords

Reparations Transfer problem War 
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  • Kim Oosterlinck
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