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The Conservatives' Economic Policy (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Grahame Thompson

Routledge

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What happened to economic policy during the first five years of Mrs Thatcher’s government? Most commentators have emphasised the radical changes wrought in economic theory and policy over the period from 1979. The left saw this as heralding the introduction of the social market economy and authoritarian populism, the right saw it as evangelical monetarism and a new beginning.

This book, first published in 1986, challenges the notion that there was a revolution in economic policy making. It emphasises the constraints on economic policy formation and the ironies that these have thrown up with respect to the Conservatives’ attempts at changing the course of the economy. The book argues that the Thatcher government had not been able to implement a great deal of its rhetoric.

This book is ideal for students of economics and politics.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. The ‘Medium Term Financial Strategy’ and Macro-Economic Regulation 3. The Exchange Rate, Markets and Uncertainty 4. The Supply-Side Within a Macro-Framework 5. Trade and Competition Policy 6. Taxation and Personal Incentives 7. Industrial Policy and De-Nationalization 8. Conclusions; Postscript; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions