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Poorly targeted short term initiatives to revive the UK’s flagging growth rates are likely to make things worse: consistency in economic policy is key in delivering long-term growth

Tanner, Will (2011) Poorly targeted short term initiatives to revive the UK’s flagging growth rates are likely to make things worse: consistency in economic policy is key in delivering long-term growth. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Nov 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the face of lower than expected growth, pressure is building on the Chancellor George Osborne, to bring forward strategies that will boost employment and growth in the short term. Will Tanner argues that poorly targeted strategies like support for small and medium-sized enterprises, increased infrastructure spending, and support for new mortgages are actually more likely to make things worse. Instead, the Chancellor must hold firm, and ensure greater consistency in the government’s economic policies.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
H - Public Economics > H6 - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt > H60 - General
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 11:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39903/

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