Review of the quarter's economic trends [October 1978]

David N. F. Bell, S. Hart, Frank X. Kirwan, James W. McGilvray, A. J. Morton, David R. F. Simpson, Alison A. Wingfield, Fraser of Allander Institute, David N. F. Bell (Editor)

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    Abstract

    It now appears that growth in the world economy this year is unlikely to exceed that of 1977. In effect the improvement in the growth performance of the major European economies has been offset by a slowdown in the American economy. In retrospect, the buoyant conditions of the second quarter in both the United States and some of the larger European economies may have been due primarily to the aftermath of severe weather and to a recovery from the effects of industrial disputes
    than to any self-sustaining revival in activity. The OECD in its most recent Economic Outlook remained pessimistic about growth and inflation prospects in the light of decreasing fiscal stimuli and a return to more inflationary wage settlements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1978

    Keywords

    • world economic trends
    • British economic performance
    • economic forecasts
    • economic growth

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