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Applying the Dismal Science When Economists Give Advice to Governments

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ISBN-10: 1403994595

ISBN-13: 9781403994592

Edition: 2006

Authors: Iain McLean, Colin Jennings, Iain Mclean

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This collection brings together some of the most eminent social scientists to have advised the British government since 1964. Successive chapters show what went wrong in UK economic policy in the 1960s and 70s and how things are today.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Public Finance, Public Choice, and Political Economy
1964-79
Fiscal Policy in the United Kingdom
The Use and Abuse of Economics and Social Science with Special Reference to Transport Policy
New Labour and New Social Democracy
Stability, Growth, and Labour's Macroeconomic Policy
Macroeconomic Policy: Theory and Institutional Practice
The Untied Kingdom as Monetary and Fiscal Union
Using and Abusing Economic Theory
Conclusion
References
Index