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In order to reach a balanced assessment of the evidence, historians must engage with all of the debate. The British Economy since 1945 introduces the reader to economic and quantitative analysis, tools vital for a deeper understanding of the subject.

In this new, introductory and up-to-date text on British economic policy and performance from 1945 to the present day, Roger Middleton makes a balanced assessment of the questions that dominate both the historical and the contemporary political debate. He dispels many of the myths and misunderstandings about Britain's 'decline' and exposes the weaknesses in the arguments of those who seek scapegoats for the causes of economic underperformance.


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In order to reach a balanced assessment of the evidence, historians must engage with all of the debate. The British Economy since 1945 introduces the reader to economic and quantitative analysis, tools vital for a deeper understanding of the subject.

In this new, introductory and up-to-date text on British economic policy and performance from 1945 to the present day, Roger Middleton makes a balanced assessment of the questions that dominate both the historical and the contemporary political debate. He dispels many of the myths and misunderstandings about Britain's 'decline' and exposes the weaknesses in the arguments of those who seek scapegoats for the causes of economic underperformance.


Reviews

Teachers will find the book valuable as a text for any course on recent British economic history; it could also make a provocative and engaging focus for a study skills or analytical methods course in economic history, since it contributes both interesting case-study evidence of evident relevance to core debates in the discipline and it challenges students to confront and debate the conceptual demands of their studies. - Katherine Watson, The Economic Journal

'...it can only be hoped that Middleton's text finds its place in the relevant reading lists. Certainly, he has done his best for the vast numbers of students (and teachers) averse to quantification and the theoretical techniques of the economist. In addition to an exceptionally clear introduction setting out a basic tool kit for analysing economic policy and performance, the reader is presented with useful appendices covering the interpretation of economic statistics and a glossary of terms.' - Maurice Kirby, Business History

Praise for Roger Middleton's previous work:

'The book is a wonderful successor to Donald Winch's Economics and Policy (1969) and well reflects what the profession has learned since. Very strongly recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and their teachers.' - D.E. Moggridge, University of Toronto

'The immense erudition and scholarship we have come to expect from the author and the skill he possesses in writing in a clear and pleasant to read manner' - Bernard Corry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London


Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Conventions and Symbols
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Economic Performance since 1945
Economic Policies since 1945
Policy Effectiveness since 1945
Conclusions
Appendices
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Index


Authors

ROGER MIDDLETON is Professor in the History of Political Economy at the University of Bristol and the author of the award-winning book: Government versus the Market.