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Machonomics: George Osborne’s legacy to UK macroeconomic governance

Watson, Matthew (2017) Machonomics: George Osborne’s legacy to UK macroeconomic governance. British Politics and Policy Blog (20 Nov 2017). Website.

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George Osborne was a purveyor of machonomics, an approach to economic policy-making revolving around seemingly bottomless reserves of macho self-confidence, writes Matthew Watson. Here he argues that Osborne modelled himself in this way on the optimal policy-maker of the so-called time consistency problem of abstract economic theory.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 23:21

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