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Title The Cambridge economic history of modern Britain / edited by Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003-2004

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Description 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations
Contents v. 1. Industrialisation, 1700-1860 -- v. 2. Economic maturity, 1860-1939 -- v. 3. Structural change and growth, 1939-2000
v. 1. Accounting for the Industrial Revolution / Joel Mokyr -- Industrial organisation and structure / Pat Hudson -- British population during the 'long' eighteenth century, 1680-1840 / E.A. Wrigley -- Agriculture during the industrial revolution, 1700-1850 / Robert C. Allen -- Industrialisation and technological change / Kristine Bruland -- Money, finance and capital markets / Stephen Quinn -- Trade: discovery, mercantilism and technology / C. Knick Harley -- Government and the economy, 1688-1850 / Ron Harris -- Household economy / Jane Humphries -- Living standards and the urban environment / Hans-Joachim Voth -- Transport / Simon Ville -- Education and skill of the British labour force / David Mitch -- Consumption in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain / Maxine Berg -- Scotland / T.M. Devine -- The extractive industries / Roger Burt -- The industrial revolution in global perspective / Stanley L. Engerman and Patrick K. O'Brien
v. 2. Long-run growth / Nicholas Crafts -- Population and regional development / Dudley Baines and Robert Woods -- Human capital and skills / Stephen Broadberry -- Manufacturing and technological change / Gary B. Magee -- The service sector / Mark Thomas -- Agriculture, 1860-1914 / Michael Turner -- Trade, 1870-1939: from globalisation to fragmentation / C. Knick Harley -- Foreign investment, accumulation and Empire, 1860-1914 / Michael Edelstein -- Enterprise and management / Tom Nicholas -- Domestic finance, 1860-1914 / P.L. Cottrell -- Living standards, 1860-1939 / George R. Boyer -- The British economy between the wars / Barry Eichengreen -- Unemployment and the labour market, 1870-1939 / Timothy J. Hatton -- British industry in the interwar years / Sue Bowden and David M. Higgins -- Industrial and commercial finance in the interwar years / Duncan M. Ross -- Scotland, 1860-1939: growth and poverty / Clive H. Lee -- Government and the economy, 1860-1939 / Roger Middleton
v. 3. The war-time economy, 1939-1945 / Peter Howlett -- Failure followed / success or success followed / failure? A re-examination of British economic growth since 1949 / Michael Kitson -- The performance of manufacturing / Stephen Broadberry -- A failed experiment: the state ownership of industry / Leslie Hannah -- Employment, education and human capital / Mary O'Mahony -- Money and monetary policy since 1945 / Susan Howson -- The financial services sector since 1945 / Katherine Watson -- Economic policy / Jim Tomlinson -- The welfare state, income and living standards / Paul Johnson -- The rise of the service economy / Robert Millward -- Impact of Europe / Larry Neal -- Technology in post-war Britain / Nickvon Tunzelmann -- Regional development and policy / Peter Scott -- British fiscal policy since 1939 / Tom Clark and Andrew Dilnot -- Industrial relations and the economy / William Brown
Summary Provides a readable and comprehensive survey of the economic history of Britain since industrialization. Pays particular attention to the explanation of quantitative and theory-based enquiry, but all forms of historical research are used to provide a comprehensive account of the development of the British economy. Vol. 1 covers the period 1700-1860 when Britain led the world in the process of industrialization. Vol. 2 examines the period 1860-1939 when British economic power was at its height. Vol. 3 covers the period 1939-2000, when Britain adjusted to a decline in manufacturing, an expansion of the service economy, and a repositioning of external economic activity towards Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic history.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Floud, Roderick.
Johnson, Paul (Paul A.)
LC no. 2003046169
ISBN 9780511467042
0511467044
9781139053853
113905385X
9780511467059
0511467052
9781139054539
1139054538
9780511467066
0511467060
9781139053983
1139053981
Other Titles Economic history of modern Britain