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14: De-industrialisation in the UK /2547

week 24 – deindustrialisation – lecture handout [pdf] / figures [pdf]

Primary reading

Chakraborrty, A (2011), Why doesn’t Britain make things any more?, The Guardian, Nov 16th

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [chapter 7]

Kitson, M and Michie, J (2012), The Deindustrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of UK
Manufacturing, 1870-2010, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp302-329]

Rowthorn, R and Coutts, K (2013), De-industrialisation and the balance of payments in advanced economies, Future of Manufacturing Project: Evidence Paper 31, Foresight – Government Office for Science, Oct


Mazzucato, M (2011), The Entrepreneurial State, Demos [pdf]

Mazzucato, M (2013), Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator, TEDGlobal, Edinburgh, June

Mazzucato, M (2014), Startup myths and obsessions, The Economist, Feb 3rd

ONS (2020), UK Trade December 2019, Feb 11th

Trading economics (2020), United Kingdom Balance of Trade, February