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w15-16: 20th century economy /2547

week 15 – The twentieth century economy – an overview [pdf]

week 16 – Britain’s economic performance in the 20th century [pdf]

Primary reading

Bolt, J, Timmer, M and van Zanden, JL (2014), GDP per capita since 1820, in van Zanden, JL et al (2014), How Was Life? Global well-being since 1820, OECD [see module’s Blackboard presence for information]

Crafts, N (2014), Economic growth during the long twentieth century, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp26-59]

Crafts, N and O’Rourke, KH (2013), Twentieth century growth, Unversity of Oxford Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History, no 117, September

Edgar, D (2014), 25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the far right is on the rise, The Guardian, Nov 5th

Elliot, L (2015), Comparing recessions is hard, but Britain has coped better this time, The Guardian, Oct 18th

Hobsbawm, E (1994), The Age of Extremes 1914-1991, London: Michael Joseph

Kirby, S (2013), The United Kingdom: When will the recovery arrive?, NIESR

Morys, M (2014), Cycles and depressions, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp229-254]

Rijpma, A (2014), A composite view of well-being since 1820, in van Zanden, JL et al (2014), How Was Life? Global well-being since 1820, OECD [see module’s Blackboard presence for information]

Other material

Clark, C (2016), The ever widening war – ep 1 The war of empires, BBC Radio 4, Jan 11th