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Alternatives to Austerity

An IPR Report taking a detailed look at austerity following the financial crisis, and alternative interpretations of the UK economy.

The IPR has hosted a range of distinguished contributions – public lectures, policy briefs, research reports – concerned with the policy responses to the recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis. This report draws on some of these, to offer a coherent and distinctive view of the policy challenges we still face, seven lean years after that crisis unfolded. It is intended to add to the debate among policy actors, researchers and those political parties who see the need for an alternative to austerity: and beyond them, their engagement with the public at large.