Policy Research in Macroeconomics

‘The Growthmen’ – a review of Diane Coyle’s book on GDP

In the latest Prime Publication, The National Accounts, GDP and ‘The Growthmen’, Geoff Tily reviews GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History by Diane Coyle (2013). Tily asks, when and how did GDP growth become the central focus of policymaking?  Not so long ago, it seems, and as a determined effort to reject Keynes’s approach for raising the level of activity and employment. 

This blog will be of particular interest to younger readers concerned about employment,  and to environmentalists concerned about “growth” and its impact on the ecosystem. 

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