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w18: Economic thought in the interwar period /2547

week 18 – Inter-war economic thought – lecture handout [pdf]

Primary reading

Backhouse, RE and Tribe, K (2014), economic thought and ideology in Britain, 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 [pp506-528]

Backhouse, R (2002), The Penguin History of Economics, London: Penguin books [ch 10]

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [ch 4]

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]

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

Background reading

Elliot, L (2016), John Maynard Keynes ‘a great economist but poor currency trader’, The Guardian, Jan 12th [see Accominotti, O  and Chambers, D (2014), If You’re So Smart: John Maynard Keynes and currency speculation in the interwar years, CEPR, Sept

Flanders, S (2012), Masters of money: John Maynard Keynes, BBC News – Business, Sept 17th – see uploaded episode on YouTube

Monbiot, G (2008), Keynes is innocent: the toxic spawn of Bretton Woods was no plan of his, The Guardian, Nov 18th