The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • Kim Oosterlinck
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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.


Reparations Transfer problem War 

JEL Classifications

F30 F31 F33 F34 F41 F51 F53 F56 N14 N40 
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