THIS CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY has two aims: (1) to indicate the main sources for each section of the book; (2) to provide a critical guide through some of the most useful materials. Therefore it is in no way exhaustive; background and general literature is omitted; much of the material read in the preparation of this book is not listed; many other useful articles have undoubtedly escaped my attention. Items cited in footnotes in the text are not always listed in the bibliography.
Periodicals. Citations here and in the text mention relatively few of the current reports and comments in newspapers and magazines which have provided a large part of the material on which this book is based. The newspapers on which I have drawn most heavily are: The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, The Times of London, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and, for certain periods, Le Monde. Among periodicals The Economist is, of course, outstanding. The International Financial News Survey published by the International Monetary Fund has also been of great value since it culls the world press.
Official Sources. Recurrent official sources like the Congressional Record, Hansard, ECA's quarterly Reports, Congressional hearings on ERP, and press releases by ECA and OEEC have been of use at many points where they are not specially mentioned. The same is true of central bank reports and statistical sources. A large number of reports on the problems of particular countries or on world economic conditions in general influenced this study but are not incuded in the bibliography.
OEEC documents, especially decisions of the Council and press conferences, are usually cited from mimeographed versions in the Council on Foreign Relations library. I have seen only two printed volumes of Acts of the Organisation, running through July 25, 1948.
Books. Only a few books and pamphlets deal with problems of European economic cooperation in sufficient detail to have been of use in writing this book. Some are cited in connection with particular chapters. More general in scope is R. G. Hawtrey's Western European Union ( London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1949). Based on the work of a study group, this small book generally reflects a British point of view but contains Mr. Hawtrey's own acute analysis of a number of problems. Hans Bachmann has written an interesting pamphlet based on a memorandum he prepared for the guidance of Swiss officials concerned with OEEC matters: Westeuropäische Wirtschaftsunion oder wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit? ( Zürich and St. Gallen: Polygraphischer Verlag AG, 1950). Hawtrey and Bachmann both prefer