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Historical experience of economic growth. Research topics include:
- The Industrial Revolution
- British relative economic decline
- The history of general purpose technologies
- Why growth rates differ.
Recent Keynote Lectures
- Royal Economics Society Policy Lecture 2012: Returning To Growth: Lessons From History
In both the 1930s and the 1980s, the UK economy made strong recoveries from recessions very similar to the current one. What can we learn from those experiences for today’s top policy priority of a return to growth?
Delivering the Royal Economic Society (RES) annual policy lecture in London on Wednesday 17 October 2012, Professor Crafts summarised the policy lessons from those decades that are relevant to kick-starting recovery now (Read more...)
- ICT as GPT
This workshop, held between 11-12 April 2011, was the second of a series on the economic impact of ICT, organised by ICTNET and funded by the European Commission. The goal of the event was to bring together leading researchers in the economics of information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to discuss recent scientific contributions and outstanding policy challenges. Particular emphasis was placed on ICT, R&D and intangibles and ICT-enabled innovation.
- Maddison Memorial Lecture
This conference, which took place in November 2010 was first memorial conference in honour of Angus Maddison, which took place at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam in November 2010. Angus Maddison was a world scholar on quantitative macroeconomic history, including the measurement and analysis of economic growth and development. He was professor at the University of Groningen from 1978 to 1997, and a founder of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre.
Policy Briefing Papers