Book launch & panel discussion – “The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times” – June 13, 2022

June 9, 2022

The Institute of Historical Research and SOAS are hosting the launch of The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times by Howard Davies.

The book (published by Polity on 27 May) examines how the Treasury has been able to fight off attempts by Prime Ministers, from Blair to Johnson, to cut it down to size. Based on in-depth interviews with the Chancellors and key senior officials, it gives the insiders’ view of exactly how the Treasury has been able to dominate policy-making for 25 turbulent years, a period that spans the global financial crisis, austerity, the Scottish referendum, Brexit and the pandemic.

For details, and to book, see https://www.history.ac.uk/events/launch-and-panel-discussion-chancellors-steering-british-economy-crisis-times

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