The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, Volume 3

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Roderick Floud, Paul Johnson
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 488 pages
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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain is a readable and comprehensive account of the economic history of Britain since 1700, based on the most up-to-date research into the subject. Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson have assembled a team of leading scholars from around the world to produce a set of volumes which are both a lucid textbook for undergraduate students and an authoritative guide to the subject.
 

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Contents

The wartime economy 19391945
1
Failure followed by success of success followed by failure? A reexamination of British economic growth since 1949
27
The performance of manufacturing
57
A failed experiment the state ownership of industry
84
Employment education and human capital
112
Money and monetary policy since 1945
134
The financial services sector since 1945
167
Economic policy
189
The rise of the service economy
238
Impact of Europe
1942
Technology in postwar Britain
299
Regional development and policy
332
British fiscal policy since 1939
368
Industrial relations and the economy
399
References
424
Index
1999

The welfare state income and living standards
213

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About the author (2003)

Roderick Floud is Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University.

Paul Johnson is Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics.