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Title Applying the dismal science : when economists give advice to government / edited by Iain McLean and Colin Jennings
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

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Description xi, 231 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword--M.Wolf Preface Introduction--I.McLean & C.Jennings 1964-79--P.Jay Fiscal Policy in the United Kingdom--A.Budd The Use and Abuse of Economics and Social Science with Special Reference to Transport Policy--C.Foster New Labour and New Social Democracy--I.McLean & S.Wood Stability, Growth and Labour's Macroeconomic Policy--E.Balls Macroeconomic Policy: Theory and Institutional Practice--C.Allsopp The United Kingdom as Monetary and Fiscal Union--M.H.Robson Using and Abusing Economic Theory--P.Klemperer Conclusion--C.Jennings & I.McLean Foreword--M.Wolf Preface Introduction--I.McLean & C.Jennings 1964-79--P.Jay Fiscal Policy in the United Kingdom--A.Budd The Use and Abuse of Economics and Social Science with Special Reference to Transport Policy--C.Foster New Labour and New Social Democracy--I.McLean & S.Wood Stability, Growth and Labour's Macroeconomic Policy--E.Balls Macroeconomic Policy: Theory and Institutional Practice--C.Allsopp The United Kingdom as Monetary and Fiscal Union--M.H.Robson Using and Abusing Economic Theory--P.Klemperer Conclusion--C.Jennings & I.McLean
Summary Case studies from the UK which demonstrate when good economic advice does, and conversely, when it does not, assist in the making of good public policy
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 215-227
Subject Economic policy.
Executive advisory bodies.
Policy sciences.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1964-1979.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1979-1997.
United Kingdom -- Economic policy -- 1997-
United Kingdom -- Economic policy.
Author Jennings, Colin.
McLean, Iain.
LC no. 2005056595
ISBN 1403994587 (cloth)
1403994595 (paper)