Economic Ideas and Government Policy: Contributions to Contemporary Economic History

Economic Ideas and Government Policy: Contributions to Contemporary Economic History

by Sir Cairncross, Cairncross Sir
     
 

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This volume collects together Sir Alec Cairncross' most important contributions to the economic history of the post-1939 period. They address such major issues as the role of economists in the 2nd World War, the significance of the Marshall plan and Britain's relative economic decline. Together they demonstrate a keen insight into the changing role of the economist

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This volume collects together Sir Alec Cairncross' most important contributions to the economic history of the post-1939 period. They address such major issues as the role of economists in the 2nd World War, the significance of the Marshall plan and Britain's relative economic decline. Together they demonstrate a keen insight into the changing role of the economist in government and the gradual transformation of the economic landscape.

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Twenty collected essays surveying economic history from World War II to the current trends of developing countries spans the author's 60 year career and provides intelligent historical insight. Some of the subjects developed in the papers include British aircraft production, the significance of the Marshall Plan, the 1967 devaluation of sterling, perspectives on economic policies during the 1970s in the UK, a history of J & P Coates, the relationship between economists and engineers, and reflections on economic ideas and government policy after 1939. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415132459
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Routledge Explorations in Economic History Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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