Some of our long-time regulars may remember this post from February 2011 where I talked about a paper one of my students was working on looking at primary source material as evidence for Bob Higgs's argument that World War II did not get us out of the Great Depression. Bob argues that wartime macroeconmic data is highly misleading for a variety of reasons, including price controls, and that if we correct the aggregates, we see a much less rosy picture of the war's effect on the American economy.
Mike McPhillips and I have now completed the paper that I hinted at in that post and I found out today that it was accepted for publication in The Independent Review, in the Winter 2013 issue. It is titled "The Reality of the Wartime Economy: More Historical Evidence on Whether World War Il Ended the Great Depression." I have posted a copy to SSRN, which can be found here. Mike did terrific work on this and I'm happy to see it published somewhere that will get read by more than just professional economists.