ADJUSTING FROM WAR TO PEACE IN 1940S BRITAIN
UNSPECIFIED (1993) ADJUSTING FROM WAR TO PEACE IN 1940S BRITAIN. In: Irish-Economic-Association 7th Annual Conference, GALWAY, IRELAND, MAY 14-16, 1993. Published in: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, 25 (1). pp. 1-20.Full text not available from this repository.
Most assessments of British economic policy in the transition from war to peace after 1945 praise the strategy adopted. This paper draws on recent growth theory and analysis of eastern European liberalisation to argue that British policy was seriously flawed. In particular, a heavy price was paid for the social contract and delayed liberalisation in the 1945-55 period in terms of subsequent growth and productivity performance. Policy choices, notably with regard to taxation and industrial relations, were, however, heavily constrained by political circumstances.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW|
|Publisher:||ECONOMIC SOCIAL RESEARCH INST|
|Official Date:||October 1993|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-20|
|Title of Event:||Irish-Economic-Association 7th Annual Conference|
|Location of Event:||GALWAY, IRELAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY 14-16, 1993|
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