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Economic policy in the 1930s

Members of Cabinet arrive at Downing Street in August 1932 to discuss the Ottawa Conference.
A member of Cabinet arrives at Downing Street in August 1932 to discuss the Ottawa Conference.
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The financial crisis came to an end in 1932 and significant changes were made to economic and monetary policy. The government now followed a policy of low interest rates, protectionism and imperial preference.

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Further reading

  • Aldcroft, D.H., The Interwar Economy 1919-39 (London: Batsford, 1973)
  • Broadberry, S.N., The British Economy between the Wars (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986)
  • Pollard, S., The Development of the British Economy, 1914-1990 (London: Edward Arnold, 1992)
  • Cain, P.J. & Hopkins, A.G., British Imperialism: Crisis and Deconstruction, 1914-1990 (London and New York: Longman, 1993)
  • Floud, R.C. & McCloskey, D.C., The Economic History of Britain since 1700, Vol. 2 1860-1939 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)