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Applying the Dismal Science When Economists Give Advice to Governments

by Iain McLean

Applying the Dismal Science When Economists Give Advice to Governments Synopsis

In this exciting collection, Iain McLean and Colin Jennings bring together some of the most eminent social scientists to have advised British governments since 1964. Successive chapters show what went wrong in UK economic policy making in the 1960s and 1970s, what goes better now, and what still goes wrong. The editors explain how recent developments in economic theory have improved economic policy making. Contributors include two former Chief Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, and the co-designer of the successful '3G spectrum auction'.

Applying the Dismal Science When Economists Give Advice to Governments Press Reviews

'That is the great strength of this book: it forces us to ask why we do economics, not from a purely abstract set of values, but rather from the perspective of those who have had to wrestle with these issues on a day-to-day basis.' - Roger Vickerman, Public Administration

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403994592
Publication date: 16th December 2005
Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 231 pages
Categories: Political economy, Central government policies, Public administration,

About Iain McLean

CHRISTOPHER ALLSOPP Fellow of New College, and Reader in Economic Policy, Oxford University, UK ED BALLS MP for Normanton, UK since 2005 and formerly Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, 1997-2004 SIR ALLAN BUDD Formerly Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, 1991-1997 SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER Professor of Economics, and a Special Advisor on Transport and Local Government Finance PETER JAY Formerly Chief Economics Correspondent, The Times, UK Ambassador to the USA and Economics Editor, BBC, UK PAUL KLEMPERER Edgeworth Professor of Economics, Oxford University, UK MARK H. ROBSON Formerly Economic Adviser to the Board of Inland Revenue, 1985-90, Principal Administrator in ...

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