The 1960s were a turning point for postwar economic policy. They were the high point of along boom that ran from the end of the Second World War to the oil crisis in 1973. But they also saw the beginning of persistent and high levels of unemployment and inflation that have plagued the economy ever since. In this book, politicians, senior officials and well-known economists from several countries, including James Callaghan, Roy Jenkin, Robert Solow and Charles Kindleberger, discuss economic and social policy in the 1960s and its consequences.

chapter |13 pages

Introduction: the 1960s

ByFrances Cairncross, Alec Cairncross

part |169 pages

Opening the Conference

chapter 1|30 pages

Why Did the Golden Age Last So Long?

ByCharles Kindleberger

chapter 4|29 pages

Could International Policy Co-Ordination have been More Effective?

ByJohn Williamson

chapter 5|19 pages

Did the Sixties Swing Too Far?

ByRalf Dahrendorf

chapter |1 pages

Conclusion of the Conference

ByFrances Cairncross, Alec Cairncross