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The UK recession in context — what do three centuries of data tell us?

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  • Thomas, Ryland

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    (Bank of England)

  • Hills, Sally

    ()
    (Bank of England)

  • Dimsdale, Nicholas

    (The Queen's College, Oxford)

Abstract

The Quarterly Bulletin has a long tradition of using historical data to help analyse the latest developments in the UK economy. To mark the Bulletin’s 50th anniversary, this article places the recent UK recession in a long-run historical context. It draws on the extensive literature on UK economic history and analyses a wide range of macroeconomic and financial data going back to the 18th century. The UK economy has undergone major structural change over this period but such historical comparisons can provide lessons for the current economic situation.

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Article provided by Bank of England in its journal Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 50 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 277-291

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Handle: RePEc:boe:qbullt:0032

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  1. Janssen, Norbert & Nolan, Charles & Thomas, Ryland, 2002. "Money, Debt and Prices in the United Kingdom, 1705-1996," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 69(275), pages 461-79, August.
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  1. John Foster, 2013. "Energy, Knowledge and Economic Growth," Papers on Economics and Evolution 2013-01, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group.
  2. Leandro Prados de la Escosura, 2014. "Economic Freedom in the Long Run: Evidence from OECD Countries (1850-2007)," Working Papers 0054, European Historical Economics Society (EHES).
  3. Stefano d'Addona & Ilaria Musumeci, 2012. "The British opt-out from the European Monetary Union: empirical evidence from monetary policy rules," CEIS Research Paper 225, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 26 Mar 2012.
  4. McLeay, Michael & Radia, Amar & Thomas, Ryland, 2014. "Money creation in the modern economy," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 54(1), pages 14-27.
  5. Bridges, Jonathan & Rossiter, Neil & Thomas, Ryland, 2011. "Understanding the recent weakness in broad money growth," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 51(1), pages 22-35.
  6. Bridges, Jonathan & Thomas, Ryland, 2012. "The impact of QE on the UK economy – some supportive monetarist arithmetic," Bank of England working papers 442, Bank of England.
  7. Butt, Nicholas & Domit, Silvia & McLeay, Michael & Thomas, Ryland & Kirkham, Lewis, 2012. "What can the money data tell us about the impact of QE?," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 52(4), pages 321-331.

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