Burn Everything British but Their Coal: The Anglo-Irish Economic War of the 1930s

Kevin O'Rourke

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-366
Number of pages10
JournalThe Journal of Economic History
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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