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The British economy since 1945 : economic policy and performance, 1945-1995 / Alec Cairncross.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Making contemporary BritainPublication details: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1995.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 0631199616
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 330.941 20
LOC classification:
  • HC256.5
Contents:
1. Changing ideas on policy and performance -- 2. Reconversion, 1945-1950 -- 3. The 1950s -- 4. The 1960s -- 5. The 1970s -- 6. The 1980s -- 7. Epilogue: the early 1990s -- 8. Half a century in retrospect, 1945-1995 -- Appendix 1: Main economic events -- Appendix 2: Key figures in economic policy, 1945-95 -- Appendix 3: Definitions of money.
Summary: In this fully revised and updated second edition, Sir Alec Cairncross provides a lucid account and analysis of British economic policy and performance from 1945 to the present. He takes a chronological approach, introducing the events of the period with an outline of changing ideas on economic policy and performance, discussing key concepts such as economic planning, demand management, inflation and monetarism. He concludes with a survey of major developments over the period. This new edition also provides revised guides to further reading and an up-to-date chronology of the main economic events since 1945. The British Economy since 1945 will be essential reading for students of post-war British economic history, political science and public administration - as well as for economics students focusing on the British economy. In addition, it provides the general reader with an easily accessible guide to the subject.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Previous ed.: 1992.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Changing ideas on policy and performance -- 2. Reconversion, 1945-1950 -- 3. The 1950s -- 4. The 1960s -- 5. The 1970s -- 6. The 1980s -- 7. Epilogue: the early 1990s -- 8. Half a century in retrospect, 1945-1995 -- Appendix 1: Main economic events -- Appendix 2: Key figures in economic policy, 1945-95 -- Appendix 3: Definitions of money.

In this fully revised and updated second edition, Sir Alec Cairncross provides a lucid account and analysis of British economic policy and performance from 1945 to the present. He takes a chronological approach, introducing the events of the period with an outline of changing ideas on economic policy and performance, discussing key concepts such as economic planning, demand management, inflation and monetarism. He concludes with a survey of major developments over the period. This new edition also provides revised guides to further reading and an up-to-date chronology of the main economic events since 1945. The British Economy since 1945 will be essential reading for students of post-war British economic history, political science and public administration - as well as for economics students focusing on the British economy. In addition, it provides the general reader with an easily accessible guide to the subject.