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w17: Inter-war economy and policy /2547

week 17 –The inter-war economy: Britain’s retreat from gobalisation – lecture handout [pdf]

Primary reading

Backhouse, R (2002), The Penguin History of Economics, London: Penguin books [ch10]

Kitson, M ((2012), End of an Epoch: Britain’s Withdrawal from the Gold Standard, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, June

Middleton, R (2014), Economic policy and management, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp476-505]

* O’Rourke, KH (2012), From Empire to Europe: Britain in the world economy, University of Oxford discussion papers in Economic and Social History, no. 106, Oct [essentially the same as the chapter below and accessible if you do not have the book]

O’Rourke, KH (2014), From Empire to Europe: Britain in the world economy, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp60-94]

Schenk CR (2014), Sterling and monetary policy, 1870-2010, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp448-475]

Stewart, M (1981), Keynes and after, London: Pelican books

Titcomb, J (2015), How the Bank of England abandoned the gold standard, The Telegraph, Jan 7th