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Title UK economy : the crisis in perspective : essays on the drivers of recent UK economic performance and lessons for the future / editors Gabriele Giudice, Robert Kuenzel, and Tom Springbett
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction and overview / Gabriele Giudice, Robert Kuenzel and Tom Spingbett -- 2. Accounting for UK economic performance 1973-2009 / Ray Barrell, Dawn Holland and Iana Liadze -- 3. British labour market performance before the crisis, 1993-2007 / Christopher A. Pissarides -- 4. Unsustainable consumption : the structural flaw behind the UK's long boom / Martin Weale -- 5. The UK's external position / Robert Kuenzel -- 6. Long-term effects of fiscal policy on the size and distribution of the pie in the UK / Xavi Ramos and Oriol Roca-Sagales -- 7. The changing relationship between the UK economy and its banking sector / Tom Springbett -- 8. Policy efficacy in the crisis, exit strategies and the return of growth / E. Philip Davis and Dilruba Karim -- 9. Disease and cure in the UK : the fiscal impact of the crisis and the policy response / Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow -- 10. The government's strategy for sustainable growth / Dave Ramsden
Summary "The UK economy is one of the most widely studied and monitored in the world. This book seeks to offer detailed analysis of and information on this major subject. Comprising an edited collection of papers presented to a European Commission seminar held in June 2010 to discuss prospects for the UK economy, the book includes chapters by some of the most prominent and respected commentators on the UK economy, including Christopher Pissarides, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for economics, Martin Weale, recently appointed to the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee and Robert Chote, new chairman of the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility. The book examines the UK economy in historical perspective, analyzing the drivers of the decade of uninterrupted growth and the crash which followed it, then looks forwards to the UK's economic prospects and the policies required to optimize them. The chapters cover: fiscal policy and its impact on growth and wealth distribution; monetary policy and the Bank of England's unprecedented stimulus programme; a detailed decomposition of the sources of UK growth between 1973 and 2009; the structural excess of consumption that fuelled the UK's long boom; and the UK's labour market performance. The highly distinguished group of authors, coverage and analysis of issues central to recent UK economic history, along with the European Commission's assessment of UK economic prospects make this essential reading for economists, business and financial people, academics and students, as well for all those interested in the historical background of, and prospects for, the UK economy. Information in the chapters will be supplemented by a number of charts and tables offering information in graphic form"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Financial crises -- Great Britain
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Comparative.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Financial crises.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1997-
Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1997-
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Giudice, Gabriele
Kuenzel, Robert, 1978-
Springbett, Tom
LC no. 2011027028
ISBN 1136312110