First published in 1985, Prospects for Recovery in the British Economy examines the origins of the economic downturn of the early 1980s.
The book explores the causes of the decrease in industrial production and employment during the early 1980s and considers the longer-term cyclical problems of the British economy. In doing so, it provides a detailed study on downturn and recovery from a variety of perspectives. Topics covered include the role of the financial markets; the decline in profitability and productivity in the manufacturing industry; and, the social implications of long-term trends.
Prospects for Recovery in the British Economy is ideal for those with an interest in the history of the British economy and the history of economic thought.
F. V. Meyer
1: The Economic Downturn of the Early 1980s, F. V. Meyer; Part One: Finance and Credit; 2: Financial Markets at the Lower Turning Points of the Economic Cycle, P. F. Burrows; 3: A Positive Role for Credit in the Economic Recovery, George Forrest; Part Two: Production; 4: UK Manufacturing Industry: Recession, Depression and Prospects for the Future, J. H. Coates; 5: The British Economy: Performance, Prospects and Policies, Anthony Cockerill; 6: Services, Andrew Tessler; 7: Commodity Prices and World Economic Recovery, Mark Cliffe; Part Three: Socio-economic Factors; 8: Towards Recovery? Convalescence or Rebirth. Digby Dodd; 9: Unemployment and the Recovery: the Future of Labour, Bill Jordan; 10: Towards a Conclusion, F. V. Meyer: Index