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    Hey, I need to write an essay; Evaluate the UK’s economic performance in recent decades from both an historical and international perspective.

    How would you go about structuring an essay like this?

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    Don't have time for details, extremely sorry! But, I would start by formatting it: abstract, table of contents, points, appendix (with all your data being there) and bibliography.

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    I would firstly, start of with researching famous bloggers that comment on Britain's economy, so I am talking Krugman. LSE podcasts are good to here, read City AM (Alister Heath - to get the free market perspective)

    Then, make a timeline -- of one decade to another. In each decade - interpret its GDP, interest rates and so on, primarily why this happened. We did go through a boom till 2007.

    Bullet point: historic reasons, how did we trade? What did we trade? How did our country wound up so service oriented? Why are production costs high? Why are exchange rates high? Our education service is good (uni wise - not secondary school wise!) Our supply of R&D.
    international reasons, our relationship with other countries. Our supply of credit. Regulation.
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    (Original post by NidaJaffri)
    Don't have time for details, extremely sorry! But, I would start by formatting it: abstract, table of contents, points, appendix (with all your data being there) and bibliography.

    Research:
    I would firstly, start of with researching famous bloggers that comment on Britain's economy, so I am talking Krugman. LSE podcasts are good to here, read City AM (Alister Heath - to get the free market perspective)

    Then, make a timeline -- of one decade to another. In each decade - interpret its GDP, interest rates and so on, primarily why this happened. We did go through a boom till 2007.

    Bullet point: historic reasons, how did we trade? What did we trade? How did our country wound up so service oriented? Why are production costs high? Why are exchange rates high? Our education service is good (uni wise - not secondary school wise!) Our supply of R&D.
    international reasons, our relationship with other countries. Our supply of credit. Regulation.
    Hi, this is great, I forgot to mention, I have a 1,000 word limit, including footnotes, so which main things would you discuss and how would you relate this to the 'historical and international perspective'?
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    (Original post by Makebelieve15)
    Hi, this is great, I forgot to mention, I have a 1,000 word limit, including footnotes, so which main things would you discuss and how would you relate this to the 'historical and international perspective'?
    Don't worry about footnotes, if you go on Microsoft Word and insert bibliography it does it for you

    Umm, on top of my head? I would go into detail about our growing service sector, financial sector - and how the financial sector became concentrated. Do some research, I think London has some of the oldest investment banks - history of regulations and how it correlates with GDP. Look into correlations between macroeconomic variables.

    MAYBE if you have words, go into how the Western culture encouraged the economy. Are we innovative? Hierarchical related?

    I don't actually know what you mean by "international" perspective, but this economy is very established.
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    http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/berkeleysympo2.pdf -- read the conclusion.

    How about subhead it: Great Depression, Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis.. etc.
 
 
 
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