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Author Pepper, Gordon T., 1934-
Title Inside Thatcher's monetarist revolution / Gordon Pepper.
Imprint Basingstoke : Macmillan in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs, 1998.

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Author Pepper, Gordon T., 1934-
Subject Monetary policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Economic forecasting -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1945-1964.
Alt Name Institute of Economic Affairs (Great Britain)
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205) and index.
Contents Foreword / Colin Robinson -- How the monetarists came to power -- Early monetarism in the UK -- The Money Study Group -- The Manchester Inflation Workshop -- Alan Walters -- Brian Griffiths -- Charles Goodhart -- Peter Jay -- Regular publications and forecasts -- Greenwell's Monetary bulletin -- The Radcliffe report -- The research project -- Introduction to monetarism -- Competition and credit control -- The timing of the release of banking statistics -- A network of financial economists -- First-hand knowledge -- The team -- The early bulletins -- Keynesian and monetarist forecasts -- The transmission mechanism -- Speed of production -- Guru status -- Pressure from clients -- Pressure from the bank -- Fly on the wall during the Thatcher revolution -- A bow group meeting -- The labour government -- Mrs Thatcher -- Monetary base control -- Geoffrey Howe -- Nigel Lawson -- The advent of Thatcherism -- The sight of an abyss -- The search for change -- Financial disruption -- Gradualism -- Two-term policy -- Mrs Thatcher and monetarism -- Extract from Monetary bulletin, no. 199, August 1988 -- Extract from Monetary bulletin, no. 139, January 1983 -- Monetarism in the 1980s -- The politics of money supply targets -- Managing expectations -- Curtailing public expenditure -- Overcoming political resistance -- Degree of precision -- Perverse effect on expectations -- Vested interests -- Captured regulators -- Personal integrity -- Distortions to data -- Disagreement among monetarists -- A crucial test of monetarism.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585034850 (electronic bk.)
9780585034850 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42330297
Additional Format Print version: Pepper, Gordon T., 1934- Inside Thatcher's monetarist revolution. Basingstoke : Macmillan in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs, 1998 0333718399 (DLC) 97028271 (OCoLC)38746876
Table of Contents
 List of Tables 
 List of Charts 
 Foreward / Colin Robinson 
 Introduction and Summary 
Pt. IHow the Monetarists came to Power 
 1Early Monetarism in the UK3
 2Greenwell's Monetary Bulletin6
 3Fly on the Wall during the Thatcher Revolution20
 4Monetarism in the 1980s37
Pt. IIThe Validity of Monetarism: Economic Forecasts in the 1970s and 1980s 
 5A Brief History of Macroeconomic Models47
 6The Accuracy of Routine Forecasts50
 7Major Events53
 8The Record of the Large Models56
 9A Monetarist Forecast134
Pt. IIIRefinements, Further Evidence and Policy Implications 
 10The 'Liverpool Six'159
 11The Current State of Knowledge161
 12The Forecasts of Other Monetarists174
 13Conclusions and Policy Implications192
 Names Index210
 Subject Index212

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