Economic Planning and Policies in Britain, France and Germany: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Economic Planning and Policies in Britain, France and Germany

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Denton, Murray Forsyth, Malcolm MacLennan


424 pages

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Examining the innovations of economic policy in the UK, France and Germany in the 1960s, this book originally published in 1968, assesses the degree of success of these policies and draws conclusion for the oreintation of future policy. The book contrasts the long history of national planning in France with the equally long history of anti-p[lanning ideology in Germany and by close examination of the actual policies, brings out the relaities that lie behind the public attitudes. It discusses the problems which lead to planning interventions, followed by a chapter on the UK, France and Germany. It examines in details particular adaptations of policy: namely quantitative programming, monetary policy, fiscal policy, public expenditures, regional policy, prices and incomes policy and the balance of payments, comparing developments in all 3 countries. It also looks at the beginning of economic planning at the level of the EEC, with particular implications for British entry.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Planning and the Market 2. Germany: The Competitive Order 3. France: A National Programme 4. The United Kingdom 5. The Contribution of Indicative Programmes 6. Monetary and Credit Policy 7. Fiscal Policy 8. Public Expenditure 8. Prices, Incomes and the Labour Market 10. Regional Policies and Planning 11. The Balance of Payments 12. Planning in the European Economic Community 13. Conclusions

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management