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    Making the same mistake again? or is this time different?

    King, L. and Kitson, M. and Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Wilkinson, F. (2012) Making the same mistake again? or is this time different? Cambridge Journal of Economics 36 , pp. 1-15. ISSN 0309-166X.

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    The world faces an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions. But much of the policy response has certainly not lacked for precedent. National governments and international organisations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have looked to crises of the past for solutions to the present—and austerity has become a familiar theme. The inability to effectively resolve the current crisis, however, gives rise to the question: ‘Is this time different?’ This article provides a broad overview to the origins and development of the recent economic crisis and the resort to policies of austerity. Although there is historical precedent for the resort to austerity—such as the UK ‘Treasury view’ during the 1920s and 1930s—this time, things are different. Many of the current problems are deeply rooted and reflect the impact of the shift towards free-market economics that started in the 1970s.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Responsible Business Centre
    Depositing User: Sue Konzelmann
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 16:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:01


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