The 1960s were a turning point for postwar economic policy. They were the high point of along boom that ran from the end of the Second World War to the oil crisis in 1973. But they also saw the beginning of persistent and high levels of unemployment and inflation that have plagued the economy ever since. In this book, politicians, senior officials and well-known economists from several countries, including James Callaghan, Roy Jenkin, Robert Solow and Charles Kindleberger, discuss economic and social policy in the 1960s and its consequences.
Selected Contributors: Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, former Prime Minister, Charles Kindleberger, formerly Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robin Matthews, Cambridge University, David Worswick, former director of National Institute of Economic and Social Research, David Vines, Glasgow University, Lord Croham, former head of UK Civil Service, Michael Artis, University of Manchester, Andrew Crockett, Executive Director, Bank of England, Sir Ralf Dahrendorf, Oxford University, Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Nobel Laureate