Professor Roger Middleton, BA (Manch), PhD (Cantab), FRHist.S, AcSS
Professor of the History of Political Economy
Head of School of Humanities
Office: G51, 13 Woodland Rd
Phone: +44 (0)117 928 7931
Web: Personal web page
Roger Middleton was the founding Software Review Editor for the Economic History Review and the Society's Web Editor. He is now the Reviews Editor of the Economic History Review. The author of seven books and a contributor to the new Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain he also publishes widely in computing, economic history and economics journals. He is currently completing a number of projects on the impact of economic policy in Britain in the 1930s (including a paper in Oxford Review of Economic Policy and editing a Virtual Issue of the Economic History Review), on the economic journalist Samuel Brittan (his diary for 1964-6 whilst at the Department of Economic Affairs and his writings on declinism in the 1970s) and (with Professors Nigel Goose and Michael Tuner) is beginning work on a multi-volume (and on-line) collection of British Historical Statistics for CUP. He is an Academician of the Social Sciences.
He is an economic historian whose main research interests are the political economy of contemporary Britain and Europe and the history of economics from Marshall onwards.
Would be interested in advising research students in modern British economic history, post-1945 British politics, the history of economic thought and the sociology of economics. Do feel free to make contact by e-mail to discuss a research proposal.
- Towards the Managed Economy (Methuen, 1985; re-edited Routledge 2006)
- Government versus the Market: The Growth of the Public Sector, Economic Management and British Economic Performance c. 1890-1979 (Edward Elgar, 1996) (Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1996)
- Charlatans or Saviours?: economists and the British economy from Marshall to Meade (Edward Elgar, 1998) (Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1999)
- The British Economy since 1945: Engaging with the debate (Macmillan, 2000)
- (Ed. with Roger Backhouse) Exemplary Economists: introducing economists of the twentieth century, 2 vols (Edward Elgar, 2000)
- (with Astrid Ringe and Neil Rollings), Economic Policy under the Conservatives, 1951-64 (Institute of Historical Research, 2004)
- 'The political economy of decline', Journal of Contemporary History, 41.3 (2006) pp 573-86
- 'British monetary and fiscal policy in the 1930s' Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 26.3 (2010) pp 414-441
- 'Macroeconomic policy in Britain between the wars', Economic History Review, 64.V1 (2011), pp. 1-31 (Introduction to Virtual Issue reprinting 19 classic papers)
- 'Brittan on Britain: "The economic contradictions of democracy" redux', Historical Journal, 54.4 (2011), pp. 1141-68
- Inside the Department of Economic Affairs: Samuel Brittan, the diary of an 'irregular', 1964-6 (OUP 2012), just published.
- ‘Historical statistics and British economic history: the British Historical Statistics Project (BHSP)’, Historical Methods, 45 (2012), just published.
- 'Can contractionary fiscal policy be expansionary?: consolidation, sustainability and fiscal policy impact in Britain in the 1930s'. In N. F. R. Crafts and P. Fearon (eds) The great depression of the 1930s: lessons for today. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press. Paper available from SSRN.
Full list of Professor Middleton's publications since 1991 as held in the University's IRIS publications database.
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