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Professor Alan Booth

Research supervision

I am happy to supervise on most aspects of twentieth century economic history, with particular interest in economic policy, economic performance, business history – especially of service sector companies and organisations. I am particularly interested in supervising in the following areas:

  • Economic thought and policy in Britain since 1900
  • British economic performance, with special reference to technical change automation, in both manufacturing and services
  • The development of clerical work since 1945
  • Systems of production in financial services since 1945
  • Government and the service sector

A growing aspect of my research concerns work with museums and similar organisations. I am happy to contribute to supervision on museum- and archive-based projects.

Research students

M. Anson, Management and labour relations at Swindon railway locomotive works, 1947-67

M. Bufton, The productivity drive in Britain, 1948-63.

J. Holmer, Swedish airline performance and public policy since the 1950s: a reflection of US experience?