Thinking Historically about Challenging Economic Issues

Paul A. David and Mark Thomas

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263471
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734786 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Thinking Historically about Challenging Economic Issues

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This book discusses some of the ways in which studying the economic experiences of societies in the past can contribute to a better understanding of current and future economic issues. It offers a variety of engagements of the ‘historian's craft’, in the service of enlightened discussions of social and economic policy. It draws upon detailed historical works that provide fresh and useful insights into some of the major economic challenges that will continue to concern policy-makers and informed members of the general public in the decades ahead.

Keywords: economic experiences; economic issues; social policy; economic policy; historical works; economic challenges

Chapter.  10232 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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