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The state of the UK economy: Diagnosis, prognosis and recommended treatment

January 2014
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Tags: john van reenen; lse comment; the euro; european economics; finance; business and regulation; economic growth; economics; infrastructure; uk; uk economy; unemployment

The UK economy has experienced a prolonged period of weakness over the last five years. John Van Reenen writes that the real problems for the UK are inadequate long-run investment in infrastructure, innovation and human capital. He argues that what Britain needs is an independent infrastructure body to recommend and deliver national infrastructure projects. Unfortunately, short-term expediency has once again […]