Austerity and social unrest since World War I

Jacopo Ponticelli and Hans-Joachim Voth have just published a CEPR Discussion Paper looking at the relationship between austerity and social unrest in Europe between 1919 and 2009.

7 replies on “Austerity and social unrest since World War I”

Austerity in 1919 when Herbert Hoover was head of a big food distribution project in Europe and in modern times when collective action is organisaed by groups such as public sector workers and farmers who have a lot more clout with politicians than individual private sector workers are surely different kettles of fish.

Michael Hennigan, have you even been paying attention? Farmers and public sector workers?! Maybe there’s no TV wherever you are.

Comments are closed.