The 1970s are a central problem in contemporary economic history. Historiography has pointed at this period as the end of the Golden Age of Western Capitalism which took place after the Second World War. However, a rising debate is stressing how many of the elements which eventually led to the collapse of the Bretton Woods system and to the slowdown of economic growth in Western countries were actually already in place in the 1950s and 1960s. The course will draw upon this second interpretation, with the aim to develop a break-continuity debate.

Semester: WiTerm 2020/21