Perhaps no country benefited more from the Marshall Plan for assistance in reconstruction of Europe after World War II than Austria. On per capita basis, each American tax-payer invested $80 per person in the Plan; each Austrian received $133 from the European recovery program, more than any other of the sixteen participating countries. Without the Marshall Plan, the Austrian economic miracle of the 1950's would have been unthinkable. Despite this, contemporary Austria seems to have forgotten this essential American contribution to its post-war reconstruction. This volume in the CAS Series examines how the Plan affected Austria, and how it is perceived today.
Günter Bischof, Anton Pelinka, Dieter Stiefel, editors