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w28: Privatisation /2547

w28 – Privatisation – lecture handout [pdf]

Primary reading

Davies, L, Wright, K and Waddams Price, C (2005), Experience of Privatisation, Regulation and Competition: Lessons for Governments, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy CCP Working Paper 05-5, University of East Anglia

Kay, J (2002), Twenty Years of Privatisation, Prospect magazine, June 1st

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]

Millward, R (2014), The growth of the public sector, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp387-415]

Millward, R (2002), The British Privatisation programme: a long term perspective, 1st Milan European Economy Workshop, University of Milan

Parker, D (2009), The official history of Privatisation vol 1: The formative years 1970-1987, Abingdon: Routledge [see Blackboard]

Parker, D (2004), The UK’s Privatisation Experiment: The Passage of Time Permits a Sober Assessment, CESifo working paper no.1126, Feb

Rhodes, C and Hough, D (2014), Privatisation, House of Commons Research Paper 14/61, House of Commons Library, Nov 14th

Seymour, R (2012), A short history of privatisation, The Guardian, Mar 29th

Background

Filby, E (2015), We’re desperate to believe in something. But bringing God into economics is risky, The Guardian, Mar 3rd

Greenwood, I (2016), The ‘invisible hand’ won’t save the British steel industry. State aid can, The Guardian, Mar 30th

Hutton, W (2016), The dogmas destroying UK steel also inhibit future economic growth, The Guardian, April 3rd

Neate, R (2014), Royal Mail birthday celebrations overshadowed by privatisation chaos, The Guardian, Oct 10th

Ruddick, G (2016), Port Talbot – heart of the storm battering Britain’s steel industry, The Guardian, Mar 29th

Topham, G (2015), Repainted and rebranded – Virgin Trains East Coast service leaves London, The Guardian, Mar 2nd