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Managing the British Economy in the 1960s

A Treasury Perspective

  • Authors
  • Alec Cairncross

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 3-26
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 29-43
    3. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 44-64
    4. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 65-87
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 91-111
    3. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 112-119
    4. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 120-140
    5. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 141-158
    6. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 159-179
    7. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 180-191
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 195-210
    3. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 211-231
    4. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 232-242
    5. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 243-261
    6. Alec Cairncross
      Pages 262-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 276-312

About this book

Introduction

In Managing the British Economy in the 1960s Sir Alec Cairncross, who was Economic Adviser to HMG in 1961-64 and Head of the newly-created Government Economic Service in 1964-69, tells the inside story of the making of economic policy under four Chancellors of the Exchequer between 1960 and 1970, first under a Conservative government then under a Labour government. He describes how the Treasury dealt with a whole succession of crises and experimented with many new departures of policy over the decade: for example, the efforts to engage in long-term planning, form a workable incomes policy, make use of new taxes for new purposes and enter the European Community. In parallel with the 1990s, the story is dominated by the effort to avoid devaluation followed by the struggle to make it work and keep the pound from sliding further.

Keywords

crisis economic policy financial policy

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