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Budget 2012: ideology 1, evidence 0

Van Reenen, John (2012) Budget 2012: ideology 1, evidence 0. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Mar 2012). Blog Entry.

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The Chancellor delivered his third budget yesterday. CEP Director Professor John Van Reenen gives his initial reaction. There were some positive steps such as the extension of personal allowances, but the Budget had an empty core. There is a missed opportunity for coherent tax reform, no retreat from a failing macro-economic policy, insufficient attention to policy evaluations and most damagingly, no credible plan for long-term growth.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 12:51
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 12:51

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