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Burn Everything British but Their Coal: The Anglo-Irish Economic War of the 1930s
The Journal of Economic History
Vol. 51, No. 2 (Jun., 1991), pp. 357-366
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2122580
Page Count: 10
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The Anglo-Irish Economic War of 1932 to 1938 was eventually settled on terms highly favorable to the Irish. This article uses a computational general equilibrium model of the interwar Irish economy to argue that the welfare costs of the war were not so great as has been thought, and that the dispute helped de Valera electorally. These considerations help explain the eventual Irish "victory" in the Economic War.
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