Faculty Publications

Title

Compliance with price controls in the united states and the united kingdom during world war ii

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of Economic History

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

197

Last Page

213

Abstract

We are concerned here with the evasion of price controls in the United States and the United Kingdom in World War II. The evidence suggests that controls produced less evasive activity in the United Kingdom. After considering several explanations we conclude that the key was the degree of regimentation. The British controlled all stages of production, limited the range of products available at each stage, and allocated relatively more resources to managing and enforcing controls. © 1987, The Economic History Association. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1987

DOI of published version

10.1017/S0022050700047471

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