Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Themes in Macroeconomic History

Themes in Macroeconomic History
The UK Economy 1919–1939


  • Date Published: April 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521436212

£ 32.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The period between the two World Wars was remarkable; mass unemployment, protectionism, diverse exchange rate regimes, the disintegration of world trade, poor growth prospects and high business cycle volatility. This comprehensive textbook surveys key questions arising from the British economy from 1919 to 1939: Why was unemployment so high? Did a fast transition to the pre-1913 gold parity lead to a low growth equilibrium? Why were interwar business cycles so volatile? Did tariffs stimulate economic recovery in the 1930s? A comparative approach is adopted throughout. For example, the question of gold parity is contrasted with countries that allowed their currencies to depreciate. The book is aimed primarily at students studying economic history. The book continually applies economic theory to historical examples enabling students to evaluate the relevance of competing theoretical frameworks.

    • Written by well-respected and widely published author
    • Covers period of remarkable economic history
    • Puts UK economy in broader world perspective
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book deserves to match its main aim of introducing students of economics to the study of economic history. For economic historians it will serve to exemplify the limitations of economic theory and statistical analysis when applied to the somewhat intractable nature of historical evidence.' B. W. E. Alford, English Historical Review

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521436212
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • contains: 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Epochs in economic history, 1919–39
    2. The exchange rate regime and UK economic performance during the 1920s
    3. Unemployment 1919–38
    4. Economic fluctuations 1919–38
    5. Exchange rate regimes and economic recovery in the 1930s
    6. Protection and economic revival in the 1930s
    7. Policy lessons of the interwar period

  • Author

    Solomos Solomou, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.