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Lessons of the British War Economy

Lessons of the British War Economy

by D. N. Chester (Editor)


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First published in 1951, the essays in this volume were the result of the extensive use in public administration of economists and other academic specialists in the field of social studies during the Second World War. Apart from the introduction by Sir Richard Hopkins, the contributions to this volume were restricted to economists and other university teachers who had come into the Government's service during the war and had returned to their pre-war occupations subsequently. The essays thus offer unique accounts of wartime administration in Great Britain from contributors who had direct personal involvement in the Civil Service.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107698208
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

The authors; Acknowledgements; Editorial note; 1. Introductory note The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Hopkins G.C.B.; 2. The central machinery for economic policy D. N. Chester; 3. The overall allocation of resources E. A. G. Robinson; 4. The Prime Minister's statistical section G. D. A. MacDougall; 5. Anglo-American supply relationships Hugo Weeks; 6. The use and development of national income and expenditure estimates Richard Stone; 7. The problem of co-ordination in aircraft production E. Devons; 8. The control of building Ian Bowen; 9. The allocation of timber P. Ford; 10. The work of a departmental priority officer Richard Pares; 11. The concentration of production policy G. C. Allen; 12. Rationing W. B. Reddaway; 13. Wartime control of food and agricultural prices E. F. Nash; 14. Local administration of agricultural policy A. W. Menzies Kitchin; Index.

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