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The Resource UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982, Duncan Needham

UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982, Duncan Needham

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UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982
Title
UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982
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Duncan Needham
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Language
eng
Summary
UK Monetary Policy from Devaluation to Thatcher, 1967<U+0127> �1982 charts the course of monetary policy in the UK from the 1960s to the early 1980s. It shows how events such as the 1967 sterling devaluation, the collapse of Bretton Woods, the stagflation of the 1970s and the International Monetary Fund loan of 1976 all shaped policy. It challenges the existing historiography by showing the Bank of England and the UK Treasury experimenting with money supply 'targets' nearly a decade before the Thatcher government placed monetarism at the heart of economic policy. By misreading the monetary history of the 1970s, the Thatcher government subjected the UK economy to a recession of unnecessary depth and severity that required the monetary policy U-turn of the 1981 budget, the most controversial in post-war British history. Fiscal policy was tightened <U+0127> � to the bewilderment of much of the economics profession; monetary policy was loosened <U+0127> � to the relief of British business. This rebalancing allowed personal consumption, through increased household debt, to become the engine of growth in the 1980s. This failure to heed the lessons of 1970s monetary policy, and the subsequent increase in personal debt, has had profound long-term consequences for the shape of the British economy.--
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Needham, Duncan
Dewey number
339.53094109047
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of finance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Great Britain
Label
UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982, Duncan Needham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-246) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From devaluation to competition and credit control, 1967-71 -- Competition and credit control, 1971-73 -- The PSBR takes over, 1974-76 -- Too many targets, 1977-79 -- The lady is for turning
Control code
FIEb17595526
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137369536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)873725529
Label
UK monetary policy from devaluation to Thatcher, 1967-1982, Duncan Needham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From devaluation to competition and credit control, 1967-71 -- Competition and credit control, 1971-73 -- The PSBR takes over, 1974-76 -- Too many targets, 1977-79 -- The lady is for turning
Control code
FIEb17595526
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137369536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)873725529

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