Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


Economic Crises and Altering Economic Culture: the Case of the Great Stagflation

Jeannette C. Mitchell and Johanna E. Mitchell

vol. 1, October 2008, p. 84-95


This paper explores the economic context of a change in culture from one of intervention to a culture that favored less government activity in the economy. The Great Stagflation (1965-1985) forced a reevaluation of economic policy that found interventionist policy wanting and proposed, in its place, a policy more consistent with free-market approaches. The paper then explores the consequences of the change in culture as demonstrated by the economic policies of the Nixon through Bush(2) administration approaches to economic issues.


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Jeannette C. Mitchell and Johanna E. Mitchell. "Economic Crises and Altering Economic Culture: the Case of the Great Stagflation." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 1, October 2008, p. 84-95

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