Publications
Albrecht Ritschl
Professor of Economic History
London School of Economics

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Books
  • Deutschlands Krise und Konjunktur: Binnenkonjunktur, Auslandsverschuldung und Reparationsproblem zwischen Dawes-Plan und Transfersperre 1924-1934 (The German Business Cycle, 1924-1934: Domestic Activity, Foreign Debt, and Reparations from the Dawes Plan to the Debt Default, in German), Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2002.

  • (ed., with Th. Welskopp and K. Girschik), MIGROS – Wachstum einer charismatischen Genossenschaft (The MIGROS Retailing Group - Growth of a Charismatic Community), Zurich: hier + jetzt, 2003.

  • (ed, with Peter Hampe) Neue Erklärungsansätze zum NS-Aufschwung (New Explanatory Approaches to the Nazi Upwsing), Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 2003/I.

  • (ed.) Preussen und das Kaiserreich, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 2002/II.

  • Prices and Production. Elements of a System-Theoretic Perspective, Heidelberg: Physica 1989.

Journal articles
  • (with Samad Sarferaz and Martin Uebele): "The U.S. Business Cycle, 1867-2006: A Dynamic Factor Approach," Review of Economics and Statistics, accepted for publication.
  • (with Tamas Vonyo): "The Roots of Economic Failure: What Explains East Germany's Falling Behind between 1945 and 1950?," European Review of Economic History 18 (2014), 166-184.
  • (with Samad Sarferaz): "Currency vs. Banking in the Financial Crisis of 1931," International Economic Review 55 (2014), 349373.
  • "The German Transfer Problem, 192033: A Sovereign Debt Perspective," European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire 10 (2012), 943-964.
  • (with Nikolaus Wolf): "Endogeneity of Currency Areas and Trade Blocs: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," Kyklos 64 (2011), 291-312.
  • (with Barry Eichengreen): "Understanding West German Economic Growth in the 1950s," Cliometrica 3 (2009), 191-219.
  • (with Lars Boerner): "The Economic History of Sovereignty: Communal Responsibility, the Extended Family, and the Firm," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 165 (2009), 99-112.
  • (with Martin Uebele): "Stock Markets and Business Cycle Comovement in Germany before World War I: Evidence from Spectral Analysis", Journal of Macroeconomics 31 (2009), 35-57.
  • "The Anglo-German Industrial Productivity Paradox, 1895-1938: A Restatement and a Possible Resolution", Journal of Economic History 68 (2008), 535-565.
  • "Der späte Fluch des Dritten Reiches: Pfadabhängigkeiten in der Entstehung der bundesdeutschen Wirtschaftsordnung", (Haunted by the Third Reich: Path Dependence in the Origins of West German Competition Policy), Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 5 (2005), 151-170.
  • "Lohnkonflikt und funktionale Einkommensverteilung in Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert" (Wage Conflict and the Functional Distribution of Income in 20th Century Germany, shorter paper), Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte (2005), 245-248.
  • "Der lange Schatten Hjalmar Schachts: Zu den langfristigen Wirkungen des Dritten Reichs auf die Wirtschaftsordnung Deutschlands seit dem Kriege", (The Long Shadow of Hjalmar Schacht: Long Term Effects of the Third Reich on the Economic System of Post-war Germany, shorter paper), Vierteljahrschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (2004), 490-493.
  • "Spurious Growth in German Output Data, 1913-1938", European Review of Economic History 8 (2004), 201-223.

  • "Hat das Dritte Reich wirklich eine ordentliche Beschäftigungspolitik betrieben?" (Did Nazi Germany Really Have Such Great Employment Policies?), Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 2003/I, 125-140.

  • Deficit Spending in the Nazi Recovery: A Critical Reassessment, Journal of the Japanese and International Economy 16 (2002),559-582.
  • (with Lars Börner): Individual Enforcement of Collective Liability in Pre-Modern Europe. Comments on Avner Greif, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 158 (2002).

  • "Nazi Economic Imperialism and the Exploitation of the Small: Evidence from Germany's Secret Foreign Exchange Balances, 1938-40", Economic History Review,54 (2001), 324-345.

  • "Les réparations allemandes, 1920-1933: une controverse revue par la théorie des jeux", Economie internationale 78/2 (1999), 129-54.

  • "Reparation Transfers, the Borchardt Hypothesis, and the Great Depression in Germany, 1929-1932: A Guided Tour for Hard-Headed Keynesians", European Review of Economic History 2 (1998), 49-72.

  • (with Mark Spoerer): "Das Bruttosozialprodukt in Deutschland nach den amtlichen Volkseinkommens- und Sozialproduktsstatistiken 1901-1995" (A Series of Gross National Product in Germany Based on the Official National Income and Product Statistics, 1901-1995), Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte (1997), part 2, 11-37.

  • "Sustainability of High Public Debt: what the Historical Record Shows", Swedish Economic Policy Review 3 (1996), 175-198.

  • "Aufstieg und Niedergang der DDR-Wirtschaft 1945-1989" (The Rise and the Decline of the East German Economy, 1945-1989), Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte (1995), part 1, 11-46.

  • (with John Komlos): "Holy Days, Working Days, and Nutrition in the Late 18th Century Habsburg Monarchy", Journal of Interdisciplinary History 26 (1995), 57-66.

  • (with Steve Broadberry): "Real Wages, Productivity and Unemployment in Britain and Germany During the 1920s", Explorations in Economic History 32 (1995), 327-49. Reprinted in J. Komlos/Scott Eddie (eds.), Selected Cliometric Studies on German Economic History, Stuttgart: Steiner1997.

  • (with Helge Berger) "Die Rekonstruktion der europaeischen Arbeitsteilung: Eine neue Perspektive zu Wirkung und Erfolg des Marshallplans in Deutschland 1947-1951" (Reconstructing the European Division of Labor: A New Perspective on the Effects and the Success of the Marshall Plan in Germany, 1947-1951), Vierteljahreshefte für Zeitgeschichte 43 (1995), 473-519.

  • "Goldene Jahre? Zu den Investitionen in der Weimarer Republik" (Golden Years? On Investment in the Weimar Republic), Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften 114 (1994), 99-111.

  • "Le Plan Marshall et la réconstruction des pays de l’est, quels enseignements?" (The Marshall Plan and the Reconstruction of the East: What are the Lessons?), Revue d’Economie Financière 25 (1993), supplement, 113-19.

  • (with Knut Borchardt): "Could Bruening Have Done It? A Keynesian Model of Interwar Germany", European Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings 37 (1992), 695-701.

  • "Ueber die Hoehe und Struktur der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Investitionen in Deutschland 1935-38" (On the Volume and Structure of Aggregate Investment in Germany, 1935-1938), Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 79 (1992), 156-176.

  • (with Knut Borchardt): "Inflation and Relative Price Variability under a Gold Standard: Evidence from Germany (1850-1913). A Comment", Jahrbücher für Nationaloekonomie und Statistik 208 (1991), 541-545.

  • "On the Existence and Stability of the Malthusian Stationary State", Jahrbuecher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 208 (1991), 337-358.

  • "Die deutsche Zahlungsbilanz 1936-41 und das Problem des Devisenmangels vor dem Kriegsbeginn" (The German Balance of Payments, 1936-1941, and the Pre-war Foreign Exchange Shortage), Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 39 (1991), 103-123.

  • "Zu hohe Löhne in der Weimarer Republik?" (Were Wages Too High in the Weimar Republic?), Geschichte und Gesellschaft 16 (1990), 375-402.

  • "On the Stability of the Steady State when Population is Decreasing", Journal of Economics/Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie 45 (1985), 161-170.

  • "Die Währungsreform von 1948 und der Wiederaufstieg der westdeutschen Industrie" (The Currency Reform of 1948 and the Resurrection of West German Industry), Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 33 (1985), 136-165.


Contributions to Books
  • "Reparations, Deficits, and Debt Default: the Great Depression in Germany," in: Nicholas Crafts/Peter Fearon (eds.), The Great Depression of the 1930s, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 110-139.

  • (with Tobias Straumann): "Business Cycles and Economic Policy, 1914-1945", in: Stephen Broadberry/Kevin O'Rourke (eds.), Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe Vol. 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 156-180.

  • "The Pity of Peace. The German Economy at War, 1914-1918 and Beyond", in: Stephen Broadberry/Mark Harrison (eds.), The Economics of World War I, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 41-76.

  • "Modern Germany, 1815-1990", in: Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (J. Mokyr, ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, 409-417.

  • "Dancing on a Volcano: The Economic Recovery and Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1924-1933", in: T. Balderston (ed.), World Economy and National Economies in the Interwar Slump, London: Macmillan, 2003, 105-142.

  • "Knut Borchardts Interpretation der Weimarer Wirtschaft. Zur Geschichte und Wirkung einer wirtschaftsgeschichtlichen Kontroverse", in: Juergen Elvert/Susanne Krauss (eds.), Historische Debatten und Kontroversen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (= HMRG Beihefte 26), Stuttgart: Steiner 2003, 234-244.

  • "International Capital Movements and the Onset of the Great Depression: Some International Evidence", in: H. James (ed.), The Interwar Depression in an International Context, Munich: Oldenbourg, 2002, 1-14.

  • "Measuring National Product in Germany: The State of the Debate and Some New Results", in: Trevor Dick (ed.), Business Cycles Since 1820: New Perspectives from Historical Data, Cheltenham: Elgar, 1998, 91-109.

  • "An Exercise in Futility: Growth and Decline of the East German Economy, 1945-1989", in: Nick Crafts/Gianni Toniolo (eds.) Economic Growth in Postwar Europe, Cambridge University Press/CEPR, 1996, 498-540.

  • (with Helge Berger): "Germany and the Political Economy of the Marshall Plan, 1947-52: A Re-Revisionist View", in: Barry Eichengreen (ed.) Europe’s Postwar Growth, Revisited, Cambridge University Press, 1995, 199-245.

  • (with Stephen Broadberry): "The Iron Twenties: Wages, Productivity, and the Lack of Prosperity in Britain and Germany before the Great Depression", in: Christoph Buchheim/Michael Hutter/Harold James (eds.) Zerrissene Zwischenkriegszeit (Festschrift Knut Borchardt), Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1994, 15-43.

  • "Devisenbewirtschaftung und Bilateralismus in Zahlen: Eine Auswertung von Deutschlands Devisenbilanzen für die Jahre 1938-1940" (Facts and Figures on Foreign Exchange Control and Bilateralism: An Examination of Germany's Foreign Exhcange Balances, 1938-1940), in: Eckart Schremmer (ed.): Geld und Währung in der Neuzeit vom 16. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Stuttgart: Steiner, 1992, 289-314.

  • "Die Wirtschaftspolitik des Dritten Reichs: Ein Überblick" (The Economic Policies of the Third Reich: An Overview), in: Karl-Dietrich Bracher/ Manfred Funke/Hans-Adolf Jacobsen (eds.): Deutschland 1933-1945. Neue Studien zur nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft, Duesseldorf: Droste 1992, 118-134.

  • "Die NS-Wirtschaftsideologie - Modernisierungsprogramm oder reaktionäre Utopie?" (Nazi Economic Ideology - Modernization Program Or Reactionary Utopia?) in: Michael Prinz/Rainer Zitelmann (eds.): Nationalsozialismus und Modernisierung, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1991, 48-70.

  • "Zum Verhältnis von Markt und Staat in Hilters Weltbild" (The Market and the State in Hilter's Economic Doctrines), in: Uwe Backes/Eckard Jesse/Rainer Zitelmann (eds.): Die Schatten der Vergangenheit. Impulse zur Historisierung des Nationalsozialismus, Berlin: Propylaeen 1990.

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