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Among the issues discussed in Applied Economics are world population growth and the economic factors governing international migration: issues that are as pertinent today as when the book was originally published. The problems of defining and comparing industrial and general efficiency in different economies are also discussed, using comparative studies from the UK and USA. The opportunities for analysing the pattern of world trade and the reasons for the varying degrees of national dependence on external trade, as well as the concentration of world export in particular channels are also examined.
1. STUDIES IN RE-ARMAMENT1. German Re-Armament, 1932-412. The Re-Armament of the USSR, 1934-413. Economic Factors connected with the Collapse of France in 19404. Pre-War Armament Expenditure2. ECONOMIC WAR EFFORTS 1. The United Kingdom, 1914-18 and 1939-442. The United States, 1939-443. Germany, 1939-444. The USSR5. Japan6. The British Dominions7. The World at War3. WARTIME INFLATION1. What is Inflation?2. Some Outline Case-Studies4. WORLD POPULATION STUDIES1. The Economic Significance of Some Trends in Natural Increase2. The Prospects of International Migration5. INDUSTRIAL EFFICIENCY AND NATIONAL ADVANTAGES1. What is Efficiency?2. Some Comparisons of Productivity3. Old Industries 4. New Industries i. Synthetic Rubberii. Plasticsiii. Synthetic Rubber and Plastics 6. STUDIES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE1. The Great Industrial Exporters2. Some Aspects of the Pattern of World Tradei. Degrees of Dependence on International Tradeii. Some Reflections on Trade Patterns7. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ATOMIC ENERGY1. The Nature of Atomic Power-Stations2. The Impact on the Location of Population and Industry3. The Effects of Cheap Fuel4. Existing Power-Sources and Future Demand
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