On economic policy and performance since 1997, and published to coincide with the plethora of end of Blair assessments, see the deeply sceptical: Elliott, L. and Atkinson, D. (2007) Fantasy island: waking up to the incredible economic, political and social illusions of the Blair legacy. London: Constable & Robinson. Recently published and providing a very […]
Rich Store of Stupid Decisions (LRU3, TB II)
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The latest issue of the Royal Economic Society’s Newsletter (no 137, April 2007) has a useful and very positive piece by Diane Coyle, author of the recent The soulful science: what economists really do and why it matters (2007), entitled ‘Are economists conquering the world’. The RES Newsletter is available via the society’s web site […]
The latest issue of Journal of Liberal History is devoted to the 1906 landslide election victory. Two papers will be of particular interest: Packer, I. (2007) ?Economic strategies and the New Liberalism?, Journal of Liberal History, 54 (Spring), pp. 14-21. Holmes, A.R. (2007) ?The development of the New Liberalism as a philosophy of transition?, Journal […]
I have placed today a sign up list on my office door for the reading that needs to be done for next week’s case study on the return to gold. There are ten topics and we do need to fill each one please. The handbook gives the full references for all of the reading. In […]
The latest issue of Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22.4 (2006), available online, is devoted to productivity and has a number of papers of relevance, including one on the very tricky issue of estimating service sector productivity. This will make essential reading for the forthcoming session on deindustrialisation and the service sector.