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The (not-so) green shoots of recovery

Van Reen, John (2013) The (not-so) green shoots of recovery. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jul 2013). Website.

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Today saw the announcement of 0.6 per cent GDP growth for the second quarter of this year, leading the Chancellor, George Osborne, to claim that the economy is now ‘on the mend’. John Van Reenen takes a close look at these claims, finding that the UK’s economic indicators are by no means in the best of health. A dislocated financial sector and the UK and Eurozone’s austerity policies mean that the UK is in the midst of the longest depression in a century. He argues that for the UK to get back on the path to sustainable growth, there needs to be greater investment in public infrastructure and structural reforms to raise the UK’s productivity and increase investment.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2021 00:18

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