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The Government may succeed in 'taking back control'. But its ability to combine this with a new economic model of high real wages and improved productivity, heralded in the Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party Conference last week, appears more doubtful.
Simon Szreter revisits a classic paper from 2005 authored by Professor Ira Katznelson, which set out a history of the public policy that fostered black economic disadvantage in the United States.
Adrian Williamson asks what the government's stimulus plan of March might mean for the future.
Brexit may seem unprecented, but 'Brexit-like' disruptions to trade (i.e. wars) occurred in the medieval and early modern periods. What did they mean for trade, supply and pricing?
Read more about H&P co-founder Prof Simon Szreter's team's prize-winning plan for a step change in the UK's economic growth
David Clayton lays out the options for Britain’s post-Brexit trading relations, and assesses the preferred option in the light of imperial economic history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Kings PhD student Lois Lane offers the historic reactions to the Little Domesday Book as a parable to today's Investigatory Powers Bill.
With the Panama Papers database being made public, André Vitória & Ronald Kroeze explore how regulators throughout history have grappled with offshore financing.
Rather than unilaterally imposing new taxes on the wealthy, Isabela Mares and Didac Queralt argue that history shows income tax has previously been used to keep them on board.
If inequality of wealth is a genuine political concern, there are fairer ways of addressing it than a 'mansion tax', argues Professor Martin Chick, in an opinion piece co-published with openDemocracy.
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