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Tuesday 30 October 2012

The austerity myth: Why the government is counting on unrealistic growth

Anthony J. Evans is Associate Professor of Economics at our London campus. Since 2011, he has been writing a weekly column for City AM, a free business paper you can pick up from our reception every day. If you aren't able to get your hands on one on a Tuesday - the day Anthony's column is published - you can always catch up online via City AM's archive.

This week, Prof. Evans is looking at austerity measures in the UK. "Regular readers of this column will be familiar with the theme of a paper I've just published. Called In Search of Austerity, and published by the Mercatus Center, part of George Mason University in the US, it probes the idea that there is far less austerity going on than people think.

"It's a controversial topic. Some argue that austerity caused the double dip recession. Others say that austerity isn’t even happening. A look at recent Budgets helps..."

Read the full article via the City AM website or by picking up a copy of today's paper in reception.

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