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The following reference materials will guide you to books and magazine articles on economic thinking for the Great Depression and Web sites relating to the Great Depression.

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The Congressional Budget Office publishes a ten-year economic forecast. At the home page click on Studies and Reports, then Economic and Budget Projections.

Fettig, David. "Something Unanticipated Happened: Telling some "neo" stories about the Great Depressions of the 1930s." The Region. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. December 2000.


Bernstein, Michael Andre. The Great Depression: Delayed Recovery and Economic Change in America, 1929-1939 (Studies in Economic History and Policy: The United States in The Great Depression). Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Bordo, Michael D. The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report). University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. Knopf, 1995.

Cush, Joseph P. Dreamers and Dealers: a New Look at the New Deal. Doubleday, 1988.

Friedman, Milton and Schwartz, Anna Jacobson. A Monetary History of the United States: 1867-1960. Princeton University Press, 1963. (pp. 299-419)

Glassman, Bruce. The Crash of '29 and the New Deal. Silver Burdett Co., 1986.

Hall, Thomas E. The Great Depression: An International Disaster of Perverse Economic Policies. University of Michigan Press, 1998.

Johnson, Clark H. Gold, France, and the Great Depression, 1919-1932. Yale University Press, 1998.

Kindeberger, Charles P. The World in Depression 1929-1939. University of California Press, 1986.

Krugman, Paul. The Return of Depression Economics. W.W. Norton and Co., 1999.

League of Nations. The Course and Phases of the World Economic Depression: Report Presented to the Assembly of the League of Nations. World Peace Foundation, 1931.

Paish, George. The Way to Recovery. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1931.

Perren, Richard. Agriculture in Depression 1870-1940 (New Studies in Economic and Social History, No 26). Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Saint-Etreme, Christian. The Great Depression, 1929-1938; Lessons for the 80's. Hoover Institution Press, 1984.

Schraff, Anne F. The Great Depression and the New Deal: America's Economic Collapse and Recovery. F. Watts, 1990.

Temin, Peter. Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression? W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.

Wheeler, Mark. The Economics of the Great Depression. W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1998.

Magazine Articles

Cole, Harold E. and Ohanian, Lee E. "The Great Depression from a Neoclassical Perspective." Quarterly Review. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Winter 1999, Vol. 23, No.1.

Feldman, Ron J. and Rolnick, Arthur J. "1997 Annual Report Essay: Fixing FDICIA: A Plan to Address the Too-Big-To-Fail Problem." The Region. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. March 1998.

Prescott, Edward C. "Some Observations on the Great Depression." Quarterly Review. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Winter 1999, Vol. 23, No.1.

Web Resources

Abstracts in Economic History—Features research papers written about the Great Depression.

America's Great Depression-Links Includes index of numerous Great Depression sites

America's Great Depression Timeline
Comprehensive timeline on the Great Depression with very good links to other sites.

The Great Depression and the New Deal
Features definitions of Great Depression terms, causes, problems, philosophies, and actions taken by both Hoover and Roosevelt.

The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure
Site includes timelines and reviews of economic policy during the Great Depression.