As the UK s economic decline been reversed? What role has economic policy played in the UK s economic performance?

Introduction
You are required to write a report on the following question:

Has the UK s economic decline been reversed? What role has economic policy played in the UK s economic performance?

You are required to examine the above research question by using the appropriate economic concepts and by collecting and analysing data for both the UK and other comparable countries over the long run. The question needs to be considered from both an historical and comparative perspective. Thus, you will need to include tables of growth and demonstrate how this has impacted on the standard of living (GDP per capita) over time. There should be a strong comparative dimension to your report in which you analyse Britain s performance by comparing it to other appropriate countries. Thus growth tables and those showing GDP per capita should be given for appropriate countries and not just Britain!

The second part of the report should concentrate on policy, (analysed in terms of AD/AS) the shift from Keynesian to Supply Side Economics. It should therefore include an analysis of both the Conservative and Labour government s economic strategy up to the present.
Assessment Research Investigation

Learning Outcomes:
· Evaluate Britain s economic growth record comparatively and historically.
· Make judgements about the UK s economic performance with relation to different causal factors.
· Critically evaluate the applicability of different models in explaining national economic performance


Assessment Criteria:
· Appropriate presentation of Britain s growth record both historically and comparatively in terms of tables charts and graphs.
· Validity of analysis concerning Britain s economic growth record comparatively and historically.
· Appropriateness of judgements about the UK s economic performance with relation to different causal factors.
· Appropriate application of theory and models in explaining the British growth record u8sing AD/AS model

In addition

· Clarity and coherence of the arguments presented
· Correct spelling, grammar and application of academic conventions with regard referencing etc.

Please use the schedules from the Eurostat website : (portal/page?_pageid1996,39140985&_dadportal&_schemaPORTAL&screendetailref&languageen&productSTRIND_ECOBAC&rootSTRIND_ECOBAC/ecobac/eb012

Inflation rate:
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GDP per capita in PPS:
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Unemployment rate:
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