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The Great War and the Great Depression of the 1930's
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2003 4:00 p.m.

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies and the Departments of Economics and History at Claremont McKenna College are pleased to announce that, on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m., Professor Dieter Stiefel will give the sixth presentation in the Gould Center's new program, "Afternoons at the Ath." This series brings visiting scholars and public figures to campus to make short (25 minutes or so), informal presentations, followed by Q & A and conversation with students and faculty.

Professor Stiefel, an economic historian of international renown, has written extensively on a broad range of subjects, including the problem of insolvency in the development of modern market economies, the economics of National Socialism and the Holocaust, and the impact of the American occupation on post-World War II economies in Europe. In his Athenaeum presentation, Professor Stiefel will explain how the social, political, and institutional developments of the inter-war years led to the world economic crisis of the 1930'S.

Among Professor Stiefel's books are: Entnazifizierung in Osterreich (1981) (Denazification in Austria), Die politische Okonomie des Holocaust (2001) (The Political Economy of the Holocaust), and Die grosse Krise in einem kleinen Land: osterreichische Finanz- und Wirtschaftspolitik, 1929-1938 (1988) (The Great Depression in a Small Country: Austrian Finance and Political Economy, 1929-1938).