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The economic legacy of Margaret Thatcher is a mixed bag

April 2013
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Tags: economy; john van reenen; margaret thatcher; thatcherism; uk

John Van Reenen analyses the economic legacy of Margaret Thatcher. In the late 1970s, when the UK was behind other developed nations in terms of material wellbeing, her supply side policies spurred economic revival. There is a substantial body of evidence suggesting that a range of important policy changes initiated by her underpinned these economic gains. Nevertheless, there are many important economic and […]